Big Island native Brad Tavares (17-5 MMA, 12-5 UFC) fell to Israel Adesanya Friday in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale in Las Vegas.

Adesanya let off a steady dose of destructive knees and elbows through all five rounds.

Judges all scored this bout in favor of Adesanya (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC).

This marked the first main event opportunity for both men.