UFC FN 68: Thiago Tavares Reporting Brian Ortega is New Opponent
By FCF Staff
After his original opponent Zubaira Tukhugov was forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 68 due to injury, Thiago Tavares is reporting that now he’s facing featherweight Brian Ortega.
The upcoming event will be hosted by the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 6th.
The 30 year-old Tavares (19-5-1), who announced the new match-up via Instagram, is coming off consecutive wins over Justin Salas and Robbie Peralta.
Ortega (8-0), meanwhile, will be competing for the first time since last July, when he defeated Mike de la Torre. Following the bout, however, Ortega tested positive for drostanolone and was suspended for nine months.
UFC FN 68 will feature a middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson in the main event.