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Thiago Santos To Be ‘Backup Plan’ For TUF 27 Finale Main Event

June 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Thiago Santos is set to be the “backup plan” for the TUF 27 Finale main event fight between Israel Adesanya and Brad Tavares. MMA Fighting reports that that Santos has been brought in after Tavares was initially believed to be out of the fight due to a broken foot. However, Tavares has since said that the fight is “100% on” and citing “miscommunication and misinformation” for the conflicting reports.

Santos is actively training in Brazil with a weight cut in place, and will fly to Las Vegas in case something happens to Tavares or Adesanya.

TUF 27 Finale takes place on July 6th and will air on FOX Sports 1 after preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass.