The UFC Fight Night card on June 13 is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Pavlovich. For the co-main event, Brad Tavares (-150) will face off against Bruno Silva (+130). This middleweight matchup features two fighters in different positions as Tavares has won three straight fights while Silva enters with a one-fight winning streak. So, who will be victorious when these two meet? Let’s take a look at each fighter and predict the winner of this battle at UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs Blaydes.
Tavares is an experienced fighter with 18 professional fights to his name since he started competing in 2010. He has compiled an impressive 14-4 record over his career, including wins over Tim Boetsch, Thales Leites, Robert Whitaker and Caio Magalhaes during his current three fight winning streak. Tavares utilizes strong striking skills along with good takedown defense to keep opponents at bay and control the pace of the fight from distance or in the clinch. His opponent Silva isn’t quite as seasoned as he has gone 3-2 since making his professional debut in 2019; however that doesn’t mean he should be taken lightly going into this contest due to it being just his third UFC appearance overall. Coming out of Brazil where many talented fighters have originated from, Silva brings aggressive Muay Thai style striking along with dangerous ground game tactics that make him dangerous regardless of position or range inside the octagon cage; something we saw when he submitted fellow countryman Deron Winn last December after taking some hard shots early on their match up
Given their respective records along with styles entering into this matchup it appears slightly more favorable for Tavares than for Silva which could explain why oddsmakers have listed him as a -150 favorite heading into Saturday night’s main card headliner. However, don’t count out an upset possibility here because although we know what both fighters bring to table from previous matches there are still questions about how they may match up against one another inside The Octagon® Cage which could lead us towards unforeseen results come June 13th .
Based on all evidence presented thus far our prediction for who will come out on top goes to Brad Tavares (-150). Even though he holds slight betting favorites going into the fight we believe that experience combined with well rounded skill set give him edge needed win against less established but equally dangerous Bruno Silva (+130). With action expected kicking off around 9 pM EDT (6 PM PDT) fans should prepare themselves for what looks like great middleweight showcase offering upcoming night festivities