Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sorting through some of its middleweight clutter at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 65 mixed martial arts (MMA) co-main event "Down Under," scheduled for later tonight (Sat., May 9, 2015) inside the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.
That's where 185-pound contenders Brad Tavares and Robert Whittaker face off for a spot in the division title race.
After consecutive losses to Yoel Romero and Tim Boestch, Tavares (13-3) returned to the win column by taking a decision win over Nate Marquardt. Facing another former welterweight, Tavares will undoubtedly hunt for a finish, something that has largely eluded him in his UFC career.
Whittaker (13-4) made the choice to move up to middleweight in his last bout, and it couldn't have gone better for the 24-year-old prospect. The Australian was both fast and powerful, as he disposed of Clint Hester -- a talented prospect in his own right -- in less than two rounds.
Check out a video preview of their upcoming battle below:
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