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Thiago Tavares In For Dennis Hallman, Will Face Tony Ferguson At “UFC On FOX 3″

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.