Thiago Tavares Replaces Dennis Hallman, Will Face Off vs. Tony Ferguson at UFC on FOX

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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 card 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.

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