Middleweights Brad Tavares and Brendan Allen are expected to meet at UFC’s December 4th event, per a report from Nolan King of MMA Junkie. The matchup joins a card that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Both fighters are currently on the rise at 185-pounds.
Tavares has picked up two wins this year, getting scorecard nods over Antonio Carlos Junior and Omari Akhmedov. He was returning after somewhat of an absence from the cage this year, as he didn’t fight for all of 2020.
The wins this year turned things around for Tavares, as he had developed a two-fight losing streak in 2018 and 2019.
Allen is also on a two-fight winning streak. He bounced back from his sole UFC loss in April, stopping Karl Roberson within a round with a heel hook.
He has since also handed Punahele Soriano his first pro loss, defeating him via unanimous decision in July.
The main event for UFC’s December 4th event is not known at the moment. Here is how the card looks currently.
Bout 3: Rafael Fiziev (10-1) vs. Brad Riddell (10-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. Jamahal Hill (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Brad Tavares (19-6) vs. Brendan Allen (17-4) (Middleweight)