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Josh Rosenthal will oversee this bout.
Round 1: They touch gloves to start it off. Tavares fires off a low kick that is checked. He throws a few more which find their mark. Baroni lands a big left hook that floors Tavares. Tavares tries for the takedown but Baroni staves it off and briefly looks for a front choke. He lets it go and takes top position, firing off short punches as he can. Tavares is pressed against the cage. Tavares gets to his feet but Baroni is keeping him pressed against the cage. They separate and Tavares immediately closes the distance and engages the clinch, pushing Baroni against the cage. Low blow by Baroni halts things briefly. They touch gloves and keep going. Tavares with a nice combo. Tavares clips Baroni with a head kick. He rocks Baroni with a right hand and then tees off on him against the cage until “The New York Bad Ass” slumps to the mat and Rosenthal calls the match.
Brad Tavares defeated Phil Baroni by TKO at 4:20 of Round 1.