Brad Tavares, a local Hawaiian, takes the 14th win towards Omari Akhmedov by break up resolution

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – UFC fighter Brad Tavares, a Waiakea alumni, defeated Omari Akhmedov on Saturday, making it his 20th appearance in the UFC octagon.

After a streak of two bouts, Tavares won by split judgment with the final score cards coming in as 28-29, 29-28, 29-28.

β€œLET’S GOOOOOOO!” @ BradTavares was cheered after the last bell at # UFC264 pic.twitter.com/8uffeVhmEG

– ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 10, 2021

The Hilo native now joins BJ Penn and Max Holloway as the only 50th state fighter to appear 20 or more times in a UFC match.

These guys SWING in the last few seconds πŸ‘Š

[ #UFC264 | Early Prelims on @ESPNPlus & @UFCFightPass ] pic.twitter.com/ClLqE1ehyJ

– UFC (@ufc) July 10, 2021

The next UFC event is scheduled for July 17th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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