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The Ultimate Fighter Finale Tavares vs Adesanya will take place Saturday July 7.
UFC officials today announced Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will face veteran middleweight Brad Tavares (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale, which takes place July 6 at Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Adesanya and Tavares were each in action most recently earlier this month at UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona. Tavares picked up his fourth consecutive win by scoring a third-round TKO of Krzysztof Jotko on the night’s prelims, while Adesanya kept his professional MMA record unblemished with a split-decision win over Marvin Vettori.