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Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares slated for UFC 264 in July

Omari Akhmedov (right) will face Brad Tavares at UFC's upcoming pay-per-view in July.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC middleweights Omari Akhmedov and Brad Tavares will collide inside the octagon at the UFC 264 on July 10, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting.

The UFC has yet to announce the card’s headlining attraction and location.

Akhmedov (21-5-1) submitted Tom Breese in his most recent octagon appearance in January, returning to the win column following a unanimous decision defeat to former 185-pound champion Chris Weidman five months prior.

“Wolverine” has only lost once in his past eight UFC bouts, a run that includes wins over Ian Heinisch and Tim Boetsch and a majority draw with Marvin Vettori.

Tavares (18-6) defeated jiu-jitsu specialist Antonio Carlos Junior earlier this year in Abu Dhabi, his first victory since back-to-back losses to future champion Israel Adesanya and Edmen Shahbazyan.

The 33-year-old has gone 13-6 in more than decade under the UFC banner, including wins over former title contenders Thales Leites and Nate Marquardt.

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