A middleweight banger is headed to the octagon early next year.
Gregory Rodrigues announced Wednesday on Instagram that he will fight Brad Tavares on Feb. 10 at a UFC Fight Night. Although the UFC hasn’t made an official announcement, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie.
Rodrigues (14-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC), affectionately known as “Robocop,” has won three of his past four bouts, most recently defeating Denis Tiuliulin by first-round TKO this past August at UFC 292. The result got Rodrigues back in the win column after he was knocked out by Brunno Ferreira in his previous bout.
Tavares (20-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) snapped a two-fight skid in his last outing when he beat former UFC champion Chris Weidman by unanimous decision at UFC 292. Prior to that, Tavares had lost back-to-back bouts to Dricus Du Plessis by decision and Bruno Silva by first-round TKO.