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Hawaii's Brad Tavares dominant in win at UFC 216

Hawaii's Brad Tavares dominant in win at UFC 216

Tavares will be taking on wrestling specialist Tim Boetsch Tavares will be taking on wrestling specialist Tim Boetsch
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Look out, UFC middleweights. Brad Tavares is moving up the rankings.

After a dominant performance Saturday against No. 13 ranked Thales Leites at UFC 216 in Las Vegas, Tavares may have earned himself a top 15 ranking with a unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).

A consistent jab complemented with vicious leg kicks, Tavares took a part Leites en route to his third consecutive victory inside of the Octagon.

The Hilo native improves to 16-4 in his career and 11-4 in the UFC.

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