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UFC 132: Aaron Simpson Faces Brad Tavares on July 2 with “Mayhem” Out

Aaron SimpsonWith Jason “Mayhem” Miller pulled to coach The Ultimate Fighter 14 opposite Michael Bisping, Aaron Simpson will instead face TUF 11’s Brad Tavares in a middleweight bout on the UFC 132 fight card on July 2 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Simpson (8-2) rebounded from back-to-back losses to Chris Leben and Mark Munoz with a decision win over Mario Miranda in March, while Tavares (7-0) knocked out veteran Phil Baroni in January to improve to 2-0 in the UFC after losing to eventual winner Court McGee in TUF 11’s semifinals.

UFC 132 is headlined by bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and also includes Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris LebenCarlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim, and Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader.

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