Thiago Tavares
Thiago Tavares

Lightweight Thiago Tavares ( 14-3) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Melvin Guillard (21-7-2), which had been scheduled to take place on June 20th in Las Vegas at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, after suffering an elbow injury.

Tatame reports:

Back to victories after defeating Manny Gamburyan at UFC 94, Thiago Tavares was reportedly scheduled to face Manny Gamburyan at TUF 9 Finale, at June 20th, but the ATT fighter won’t be able to fight. According to his manager, Alex Davis, Tavares suffered an elbow injury and won’t have time to recover for the fight.

A replacement has not yet been named to take on Guillard in the 155-pound contest.

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