Thiago Tavares defeated Robbie Peralta in dominant fashion at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine, with a first-round submission victory. His quick win is about to become even more impressive since the Brazilian underwent a surgery two months before the bout.
Tavares, who was forced out of UFC bouts with Zubaira Tukhugov and Tom Niinimaki due to multiple injuries earlier this year, underwent a right knee surgery on June 16 due to a torn meniscus. He decided to hide the injury and the surgery fro read news >>
On the shelf since Nov. 2013, Octagon veteran Thiago Tavares looked to reinvent himself at Featherweight against Robbie Peralta last night (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 47 from Bangor, Maine. It couldn't have gone any better for Tavares, who stormed into the crowded division with a dominant performance. Find out how in our fight breakdown below!
Last night (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight notables Robbie Peralta and Thiago Tavares fought on the read news >>
Mo money, mo problems...
UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs. St. Preux" from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four of the 20 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's heading home with a second sack of simoleons.
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Tim Boetsch, Alan Jouban, Seth Baczynski and Thiago Tavares all took home $50,000 bonuses at UFC Fight Night “Bader vs. St. Preux” on Saturday. read news >>
Tim Boetsch and Thiago Tavares picked up performance bonuses for their efforts while Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski won ‘Fight of the Night’ honours. While UFC President Dana White has been wrong in the past when predicting underrated "sleeper" cards, the promotion's first trip to Bangor, Maine was certainly not one of them. The night featured an array of stoppages and several entertaining scraps to send the crowd home happy.
Tim Boetsch rallied from a difficult spot early on to score another co read news >>
BANGOR, Maine – Tim Boetsch, Thiago Tavares, Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 47 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
BANGOR, Maine – Thiago Tavares broke a string of decisions to open UFC Fight Night 47’s card with a first-round finish. Tavares swarmed Robbie Peralta on the mat, refusing to let him escape and seizing an opportunity to sink a rear-naked choke. The featherweight (...) read news >>
That was quick and brutal.
Thiago Tavares dropped down to 145-pounds for the first time for his battle against Robbie Peralta in the main card kickoff of tonight's (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs. St. Preux" event at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.
It was one hell of a success.
It didn't take long for the Brazilian to drag Peralta to the mat, taking his back quickly and sinking the hooks in. He worked for a choke but when that wasn't available, he unloaded with v read news >>
Thiago Tavares will finally make his featherweight debut in the UFC.
The longtime lightweight veteran, who was forced out of featherweight bouts with Tom Niinimaki and Zubaira Tukhugov earlier this year, is scheduled to take on Robbie Peralta at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he expects a back and forth battle.
"It’s a good fight because we’re both aggressive fighters," Tavares told MMAFighting.com. "The UFC fans know someone is going down in this fight."
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Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Thiago Tavares looked to earn a victory inside the Octagon as he used his ground skills against contender Justin Salas at UFC Fight Night 32. read news >>
One time prospect Thiago Tavares decides to make his Featherweight debut against Robbie Peralta. Good? Bad? Who's the guy with the more efficient fist?
Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta Featherweight
When we last left our heroes...
Thiago Tavares is making his Featherweight debut after going 8-5-1 in his Lightweight UFC career. Tavares' career has been a mixed bag. He began as a blue chip prospect, scoring a highlight reel triangle choke win over Jason Black and losing his first fight in a wonde read news >>