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UFN 47’s Thiago Tavares running for a seat at Legislative Assembly in Brazil

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Thiago Tavares will finally make his featherweight debut in the UFC. The longtime lightweight veteran, who was forced out of featherweight bouts with Tom Niinimaki and Zubaira Tukhugov earlier this year, is scheduled to take on Robbie Peralta at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he expects a back and forth battle. It’s a good fight because we’re both aggressive fighters, Tavares told MMAFighting.com. The UFC fans know someone is going down in this fight. Peralta enters the bout coming off back-to-back wins over Rony Jason and Estevan Payan, while Tavares competes for the first time since a quick first-round submission over Justin Salas in November.

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