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Despite injury reports, Brad Tavares insists fight with Israel Adesanya ‘100-percent on’ for TUF 27 Finale

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Brad Tavares, insists his fight with “undeserving” Israel Adesanya is still official for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 Finale on FOX Sports 1, locked and loaded for The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Fri., July 6, 2018.

I guess promotion president Dana White didn’t get the memo.

“As it stands right now, the fight with Israel is 100-percent on,” Tavares told Khon2. “It was never in question, it was just a lot of miscommunication and misinformation between some officials and some medical personnel. At no point did I ever say I couldn’t fight or didn’t intend to fight or anything like that. Fight’s still on, I’m ready.”

White previously told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that Tavares broke his foot and was forced to withdraw, prompting UFC matchmakers to begin their search for a potential replacement and even named Thiago Santos as a possibility.

Guess not.

To see the current TUF 27 Finale fight card and line up click here.