Thiago Tavares will look to win his third consecutive UFC fight when he takes on Tony Ferguson at UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller. Tavares will replace an injured Dennis Hallman on the May 5 from New Jersey.
Tavares (rebounded from a loss to Shane Roller early in 2011 to down Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout. Since joining the UFC in 2007, Tavares has went 7-4-1 inside the Octagon.
Ferguson has won his three UFC fights, including the title of The Ultimate Fighter last year. He is 13-3 overall in his MMA career. No word yet on what caused Hallman (51-14-2) to pull out of the planned fight.