- 18-5-1 MMA / 8-5-1 UFC Record
- Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
- Notable Wins: Justin Salas, Spencer Fisher, Sam Stout
- 15-3 MMA / UFC Debut
- 6 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Vaso Bakocevic
UFC Fight Night 36
February 15th, 2014
Jaragua do Sol, Santa Cantarina, Brazil
Long time UFC veteran, Thiago Tavares will drop down to the featherweight division after posting an 8-5-1 record as lightweight in nearly seven years with the promotion. He’s won three out of his last four bouts, most recently submitting Justin Salas in under three minutes in to the opening round.
Zubair Tuhugov is the latest member to join the Russian invasion in to mixed martial arts in the United States on the heels of a six-fight win streak. Only six of his fifteen professional wins have come by stoppages, but most recently stopped Vaso Bakocevic at Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 13 with a vicious spinning back to the liver, earning the TKO victory.