Hawaii native Brad Tavares claims 14th victory defeating Omari Akhmedov via split decision
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UFC fighter Brad Tavares, a Waiakea alumni, beat Omari Akhmedov on Saturday making it his 20th appearance fighting in a UFC octagon.
Coming off of a two-fight win streak, Tavares won via split decision from the judges, with the final score cards coming in as 28-29, 29-28, 29-28.
The Hilo native now joins the likes of B.J. Penn and Max Holloway as the only fighters from the 50th state to appear in a UFC match 20 or more times.
The next UFC event is scheduled for July 17 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
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