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Hawaii native Brad Tavares claims 14th victory defeating Omari Akhmedov via split decision

Hawaii native Brad Tavares claims 14th victory defeating Omari Akhmedov via split decision
Hawaii native Brad Tavares claims 14th victory defeating Omari Akhmedov via split decision(Twitter/@UFC)
Published: Jul. 10, 2021 at 6:16 PM HST
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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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