Brad Tavares

MMA Junkie’s 2021 Gym of the Year: Xtreme Couture

Xtreme Couture is MMA Junkie’s 2021 Gym of the Year. In a year filled with ups and downs for the majority of high-profile MMA gyms, Xtreme Couture quietly built up a strong 2021 resume with two UFC titles and assisting numerous other fighters to go undefeated over the 12-month...

UFC 264 pre-event facts: Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor bring stacked resumes to trilogy

The biggest event of the year goes down Saturday with UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Arguably the most anticipated trilogy fight in company history headlines the card. Dustin Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC)...

Brad Tavares optimistic about making swift return from ACL surgery

Brad Tavares has been forced out of action, but after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, the teak-tough Hawaiian is targeting a return by the end of 2020. Tavares (17-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) dropped back-to-back losses to future middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and rising contender Edmen Shahbazyan, and was all set...

UFC 244 post-event facts: Derrick Lewis already among winningest heavyweights ever

The UFC hosted one of its biggest events of the year on Saturday with UFC 244, which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York with a main card that aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass. Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC) was...

Brad Tavares remains confident that he can stop Israel Adesanya: ‘I know I can beat that guy’

nt" LAS VEGAS – Brad Tavares is still on the “slow road to recovery” after a broken left arm went without surgery for longer than it should have. But he’s not allowing the situation to turn into bitterness. As Tavares told MMA Junkie Radio earlier this year, he broke...

Israel Adesanya details how he’ll finish Brad Tavares, who’s headlining ‘because of me’

LAS VEGAS – Heading into the first headliner of his 16-fight UFC career, Brad Tavares has been clear in that he doesn’t believe Israel Adesanya deserves the spot he’s in after just two octagon outings. Adesanya (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), as one would expect, disagrees. Not only that, he believes...

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for the TUF 27 Finale in Las Vegas

We want your predictions for Friday’s TUF 27 Finale event in Las Vegas. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT)....

Brad Tavares confronted Michael Bisping backstage after calling him out in the cage at UFC on FOX 29

Brad Tavares wants a piece of former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for his next fight. He made that clear during his post-fight interview after UFC on FOX 29, but didn’t stop there. Following his third-round TKO of Krzysztof Jotko (19-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) on Saturday’s card, Tavares (17-4...

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