Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Tavares vs Silva?
Bruno Silva beat Brad Tavares by during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Bruno Silva.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Tavares vs Silva stats
Brad Tavares stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Bruno Silva made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Silva had a massive power advantage over Tavares, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Tavares' 26%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Tavares had an advantage over Silva, with a 11% submission rate over Silva's 0%.
Brad Tavares was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Tavares had a height advantage of 1 inch over Silva.
Tavares was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 68 to Silva's 57.
Tavares vs Silva form
Bruno Silva had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alex Pereira at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jordan Wright at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Andrew Sanchez at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Wellington Turman at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
Tavares' last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Silva's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tavares vs Silva?
Brad Tavares was a 29/50 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Bruno Silva made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.