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Adesanya defeated Tavares at TUF 27 Finale

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Israel Adesanya defeated Brad Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He won by unanimous decision.

The 28-year-old also received a bonus for the win.

Israel Adesanya (Getty Images)

Israel Adesanya (Getty Images)

Adesanya improved to 14-0 in his MMA career after transitioning from boxing. Tavares fell to 17-5 in his career.

The Nigeria native hit the Hawai’ian with power shots to his legs. As Adesanya admitted after the fight, Tavares is going to be hurting following the fight with the shots.

This was Adesanya’s third fight with the UFC. However, this was his first unanimous decision but second straight decision within the company.

He also defeated Marvin Vettori by a split decision at UFC on FOX 29 in April 2018.

The fight with Tavares was the first-time that he went five rounds in his career. His previous high was three rounds when he defeated Vettori.

This was the first-time that Adesanya won by unanimous decision in his career.

The 30-year-old Tavares had his four-fight win streak snapped. The loss to Adesanya was his first since losing to Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 65 in May 2015 when he lost by KO (Punches) 44 seconds in the first-round.

This was the third-time that Tavares has lost a fight by a unanimous decision. He also lost to Yoel Romero at UFC on FOX 11 in April 2014 by unanimous decision.

He also lost to Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 by unanimous decision in July 2011.

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