Thiago Tavares continued the Brazilian win streak going at UFC 134 with a TKO of Spencer Fisher in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night.
Tavares worked Fisher against the cage for most of the first round, controlling Fisher and keeping him from landing any significant strikes. Tavares followed the same gameplan in the second round, but was more aggressive. He was able to take Fisher's back, and then transition to full mount. He let strikes rain down on Fisher's head until the bout was stopped 2:51 into the second round.
Afterwards, he jumped on the fence and waved a Brazilian flag as the raucous crowd chanted, "Thiago!" It was clearly a special moment for the fighter born and raised in Brazil.
- Spencer Fisher
- Thiago Tavares