Brad Tavares knows there’s always room for improvement and plans to return as a better fighter next time he steps into the Octagon. At UFC on FUEL TV 8, Tavares defeated Riki Fukuda as the headliner of the preliminary end of the card.
“I’m stoked with the performance, but this isn’t the best Brad Tavares you’ve seen yet,” said Tavares to Sherdog. “I’m going to go back and look at this tape and my coaches and I are going to fix anything that needs to be fixed and get better.”
The win makes Tavares 5-1 under the UFC’s name since he joined their roster in the summer of 2010. He has only stopped one fight, which was in his second outing against Phil Baroni. Fukuda falls to 2-3 for the UFC with each contest being decided via decision.
While Tavares doesn’t place himself amongst the Top 10 in the bantamweight division, he feels that he’s solid competition for any of them.
The main event of the card saw Wanderlei Silva return to Japan with a second round knockout over the former U.S. Marine Brian Stann.