Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares at UFC 125 on Jan. 1

by Steven Marrocco and Dann Stupp | source:

"The Ultimate Fighter 11" semifinalist Brad Tavares will put his perfect record on the line when he meets veteran fighter Phil Baroni at UFC 125.

Sources close to the event today told that verbal agreements are in place for the fight, which is expected to take place at middleweight.

UFC 125 takes place Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the night's main card airs on pay-per-view.

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UFC 124
Jan 1, 2011
live on Pay-per-view from Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard [UFC Lightweight title]
Shane Carwin vs. TBA
Clay Guida vs Takanori Gomi
Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera
Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
Antonio McKee vs. Jacob Volkmann

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Italians Copy Greeks site profile image  

11/22/10 7:45 PM by Italians Copy Greeks

 This is what I'm fucking talking about. Let the world know that we support the BA Before anyone gets offended by the name. I'm Bobby Lupo and I lost a bet. 

RentedMule site profile image  

11/22/10 7:40 PM by RentedMule

Baroni via brutal knockout, at 43 seconds of round one.Seriously, you have to be a real bitch to come on here and insult Phil.

AmericanPsychoMMA site profile image  

11/22/10 7:38 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

 Miss RaRa's boy is gonna get hurt. 

Mix6APlix site profile image  

11/22/10 7:37 PM by Mix6APlix

Please. A focused Baroni is always a fun fight to watch.

Italians Copy Greeks site profile image  

11/22/10 7:31 PM by Italians Copy Greeks

 Friggin Davis bro

sikkjitzu site profile image  

11/22/10 7:20 PM by sikkjitzu

after baroni smashes brad we want baroni/quarry

HULKSMASH site profile image  

10/13/10 5:28 PM by HULKSMASH

Baroni - Juice = Loss

Peckerwood site profile image  

10/13/10 4:31 PM by Peckerwood

Thanks LUPO, that never gets old. OMG

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

10/13/10 4:28 PM by Bobby Lupo

 Tavares' record and face ain't gonna be so pretty after Phil gets in some human heavy bag work. 

powerwarrior site profile image  

10/13/10 3:59 PM by powerwarrior

Go Baroni! This is a good match up. For Tavaras, Phil's an interesting guy to take ur undefeated record up against...a re-inspired hungry NYBA back @ 185 lbs is a BIG test! I saw Phil pretty damn lean weighing 215 lbs a couple weeks ago. Not sure if Tavaras has much of a reach advantage but the punching power and chin battle he losses for sure. For Phil it's also a test, you got a tough young lion coming at you with all hes got because a win would make this by far the greatest fight in his young career. But a loss, even a devastating knock out, would come against a mma legend who has fought 85% of his career against other legendary opponents. He has more to gain than to lose. That in itself makes him dangerous, but then again anyone Phil has ever fought (besides Dave Menne and Matt Lindland) has had more to gain by beating Phil than they had to lose by losing to him. Phil always gets everybodys best...I dont believe any fighter ever prepped to fight Phil Baroni without the most serious of focus...he's a guy who can hurt you real bad. NYBA has been getting everyone's best for his whole career. There are alot of guys who have fought Phil who dissapeared for awhile know you're going to be going to war, so it has to be a serious mindset. Tavaras is tough...but a focused & purpose driven NYBA will be too much of a test...Baroni will impose his strength and condition showing some surprising cardio by not having to cut 20 lbs to make wt will win by dominant fashion by KO in round 2