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UFC 132: Aaron Simpson vs Brad Tavares fight booked for July 2 in Las Vegas

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"Mayhem?" We don't need no stinkin' "Mayhem."

Jason Miller's recent removal from the UFC 132 fight card to coach opposite Michael Bisping on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 has left Aaron Simpson out in the cold for the Fourth of July weekend.

That is until now, as Brad Tavares will bring some Hawaiian heat to the "Cruz vs. Faber 2" show going down July 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The promotion brought word of the news just last night.

Simpson is less than a month removed from his March 26, 2011, unanimous decision beatdown of Mario Miranda at UFC Fight Night 24: "Nogueira vs. Davis."

Good thing, too, considering he had dropped consecutive fights to Chris Leben and Mark Munoz, respectively. "A-Train" is just 8-2 in his professional career that dates back to 2007 but the NCAA Division I wrestler, 36, is no push over.

Opposing him is  TUF 11 contestant Brad Tavares.

The Team Tompkins product was bounced from the semifinals of the Spike TV reality show by eventual winner Court McGee. Tavares got another crack at UFC stardom at the live finale in June 2010, winning a unanimous decision against Seth Baczynski in a rematch from their controversial quarterfinal fight during the show.

The heavy-handed Hawaiian headhunter then went and did in "The New York Bad Ass" Phil Baroni's UFC career by knocking him out of the organization back in January.

Tavares now stands at an impressive 7-0  in his budding career.

UFC 132 features a main event between bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and his 135-pound arch enemy, Urijah Faber. Middleweight rivals Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben are also expected to throw hands over the fourth of July weekend.

For the current UFC 132 fight card and rumors click here.

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