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With Jason Miller Out Due to TUF Coaching Job, Simpson Now Faces Brad Tavares at UFC 132

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With his coaching appointment on "The Ultimate Fighter 14" forcing original opponent Jason "Mayhem" Miller out of the fight, Aaron Simpson (8-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) now will meet middleweight Brad Tavares (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 132.

UFC officials announced the switch overnight while stating verbal agreements in are place.

The bout is slated for the untelevised preliminary card of UFC 132.

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Post #1   5/31/11 9:31:09AM   

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Should be a good scrap

Post #2   5/31/11 10:07:09AM   

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I hope Tavares takes it.
Would make him 3-0 and maybe worthy for a main card.

Post #3   5/31/11 11:36:41AM   

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Good fight but I really can't see Tavares winning.

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I disagree, i can see him pulling it off. He's a tough kid.
Simpson is a good wrestler though. Tavares might get out wrestled for 15 minutes.

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Posted by Theoutlaw08

I disagree, i can see him pulling it off. He's a tough kid.
Simpson is a good wrestler though. Tavares might get out wrestled for 15 minutes.



He's tough, I'll give him that. Other than that though nothing he's done gives me any reason to believe he'll be able to deal with Simpson's wrestling. A-Train isn't exactly a top mixed martial artist but I feel his abilities outmatch Brad's.

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Posted by Theoutlaw08

I disagree, i can see him pulling it off. He's a tough kid.
Simpson is a good wrestler though. Tavares might get out wrestled for 15 minutes.



He's tough, I'll give him that. Other than that though nothing he's done gives me any reason to believe he'll be able to deal with Simpson's wrestling. A-Train isn't exactly a top mixed martial artist but I feel his abilities outmatch Brad's.




Agree. I'm going with Simpson by decision.

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I think Tavares might sneak in a punch to send A-train down and Brad will finish with some ground and pound.
However, if he doesn't keep the distance, A-train will out grapple him for 15 minutes.

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Tom Lawlor almost beat Simpson (imo he got screwed). Tavares might be able to scrap and beat Simpson that way....i think it all depends on which Simpson shows up, the wrestler or the striker

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Either way, which ever fighter wins (Simpson UNAM DEC IMO) should get a decent bump up ther ladder of competition.

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Man a win for Simpson over Miller would have been huge for him a win over Tavares won't do near as much. if your simpson.

Post #11   5/31/11 7:23:37PM