UFC Fight Night 35: Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin Booked

By Jeremy Green
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It looks like a middleweight bout between Lorenz Larkin and Brad Tavares is in the works for UFC Fight Night 35. This is a compelling match up, as both fighters love to keep the fight on the feet and exchange with heavy leather. This news comes from UFC News’ Twitter page:

Talented 85ers look to break into the top 10 as 11-1 @BradTavares faces 14-1 Lorenz @Da_Monsoon Larkin at Jan 15 in ATL

This is a huge bout for both fighters, as a win would move them up the middleweight rankings. Larkin comes into this bout off a much-needed win over Chris Camozzi. In that bout, Larkin was able to dominate in the striking department, getting a unanimous decision.

It was his first UFC win, and he is looking to build off that win with another when he takes on Tavares. Larkin has looked great against strikes, but it’s when he faces elite grapplers that he finds himself stifled at times. He will be looking to keep the bout with Tavares on its feet in hopes of scoring an impressive finish.

Tavares comes into this bout on a four-fight winning streak. His latest win was over Robert McDaniel, a win that he was able to dominate both on the ground and standing. Tavares has only lost to Aaron Simpson in his career, and he will be looking to showcase his striking power when he takes on Larkin for a battle of middleweight supremacy.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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