Thiago Tavares has agreed to step in for an injured Dennis Hallman against TUF 13 champion Tony Ferguson at UFC on Fox 3. The bout is expected to take place on the undercard of the May 5 event. Brazilian site Tatame announced the match up.
Tavares will be looking to stop Ferguson’s momentum and extend a two-fight win streak. Ferguson has not lost since joining the UFC after winning TUF 13.
UFC on Fox 3 takes place in East Rutherford, NJ and will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Jim Miller and Nate Diaz. The bout will be co-headlined by a pair of NCAA Divison 1 National Champions when Johnny Hendricks faces Josh Koschek.