Pros react after Brad Tavares defeats Chris Weidman at UFC 292

By Chris Taylor - August 19, 2023

A middleweight bout between Chris Weidman and Brad Tavares served as the featured prelim of tonight’s UFC 292 event.

Brad Tavares, Chris Weidman, UFC 292, UFC

Weidman (15-7 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a broken leg in his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC 261 in April of 2021. The former middleweight champion had gone 2-6 over his previous eight fights, with his lone wins in the stretch coming against Kelvin Gastelum and Omari Akhmedov.

Meanwhile, Brad Tavares (20-8 MMA) entered UFC 292 with hopes of snapping a two-fight losing skid. The Hawaiian was coming off a TKO loss to Bruno Silva, which was preceded by a unanimous decision setback to Dricus Du Plessis. The 35-year-old veteran had gone 4-4 over his past eight Octagon appearances prior to tonight’s event.

Tonight’s UFC 292 featured prelim did not result in the comeback win Chris Weidman was hoping for. Instead, the bout proved to be a coming out party for Brad Tavares, who battered the former champion with leg kicks and combinations throughout their fifteen-minute affair. After 3 hard-fought rounds, the Hawaiian was awarded a much-deserved unanimous decision victory.

Official UFC 292 Results: Brad Tavares def. Chris Weidman by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Weidman vs. Tavares’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Brad Tavares defeating Chris Weidman at UFC 292:

Who would you like to see Brad Tavares fight next following his victory over Chris Weidman this evening in Boston?

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