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Hilo-native Brad Tavares defeated in main event of TUF 27 Finale

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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.