Sherdog.com is reporting that Thiago Taveres will be fighting Michihiro Omigawa at UFC Fight Night 12. The match-up will take place on January 23, 2008.
Even though Tavares is preparing for Omigawa, Tavares clearly hasn’t forgotten his last fight which was a decision loss to Tyson Griffin. Tavares feels he won the fight:
“You have no idea what I’ve being going through since that fight,” Tavares said. “Plus the fact I didn’t think I lost.”
I was actually in attendance for Tavares – Griffin and while the fight was close, it was clear that Griffin won the match-up. Losing to Griffin will not set Tavares back that much, and he is a very exciting fighter. Should Tavares defeat Omigawa (which he should do), Tavares will definitely be in position to take on another top-level lightweight.