Hawaii’s Brad Tavares defeats Omari Akhmedov by split decision at UFC 264


CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: Brad Tavares celebrates his victory over Caio Magalhaes during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Waiakea graduate Brad Tavares made sure his historic 20th appearance in the UFC was a memorable one, beating Omari Akhmedov by split decision in the early prelims of UFC 264. The judges scored it 28-29, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the Hawai’i fighter.

Tavares becomes just the third Hawai’i born fighter to make 20 or more appearances in the UFC. The other two are B.J. Penn and Max Holloway.

The UFC veteran is now on a two-fight win streak.

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