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Brad Tavares vs Gregory Rodrigues preview
When is Tavares vs Rodrigues?
Brad Tavares could potentially face the challenge of Gregory Rodrigues, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Tavares vs Rodrigues stats
Brad Tavares would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Gregory Rodrigues would make his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Rodrigues would have a massive power advantage over Tavares, boosting at 62% knock out percentage over Tavares' 26%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rodrigues would have an advantage over Tavares, with a 23% submission rate over Tavares' 11%.
Brad Tavares is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Rodrigues has a height advantage of 1 inch over Tavares. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Tavares is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 2 months earlier than Rodrigues, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 34 more professional rounds, 65 to Rodrigues' 31.
Tavares vs Rodrigues form
Brad Tavares has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Omari Akhmedov at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on 6th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
He had won against Elias Theodorou at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on 7th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Gregory Rodrigues has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Brunno Ferreira at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had beat Chidi Njokuani at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Julian Marquez at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin.
Before that, he had been beaten by Armen Petrosyan at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Jun Yong Park at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Gregory Rodrigues has been fighting more than Brad Tavares.
Brad Tavares last fought 1 month and 16 days ago, while Gregory Rodrigues' last outing was 4 months and 17 days ago.
Tavares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Rodrigues' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Tavares vs Rodrigues?
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