Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares official for UFC 125 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The long-rumoured middleweight bout between experienced MMA veteran, Phil Baroni and TUF 11 cast member, Brad Tavares has finally been made official for UFC 125 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 1st, 2011.

Baroni will make his return to the middleweight division following a run at welterweight that resulted in a loss to TUF 7 winner, Amir Sadollah last December. He has since been sidelined due to injury, something that forced him out of his UFC 118 bout with John Salter.

Tavares rebounded from a semi-final defeat on the eleventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter” to defeat fellow cast member, Seth Baczynski on the live finale in June. He has since been sidelined through injury as well, but will make his return to take on the “New York Bad Ass”.

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