By FCF Staff
With Jason “Mayhem” Miller now assigned to coach the 14th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, alongside future opponent Michael Bisping, the UFC has announced that Brad Tavares has verbally agreed to fight Aaron Simpson on July 2nd.
Miller was originally scheduled to fight Simpson at the UFC 132 event, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Tavares (7-0) is coming off a first round, KO win over Phil Baroni at UFC 125 in January. Prior to that the 23 year-old-middleweight and former TUF competitor scored a unanimous decision win over Seth Baczynski.
Simpson (9-2) is coming of a UD win over Mario Miranda at UFC Fight Night 24 in March, after dropping back-to-back bouts to Mark Munoz and Chris Leben. The 36 year-old-fighter and decorated wrestler has gone 4-2 in the Octagon to date.
UFC 132 will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between champion Dominick Cruz and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. Other bouts that are scheduled for the card include Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben, Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki, and Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim.