Israel Adesanya says Brad Tavares will be ‘easier than my last opponent’

Some think a matchup with veteran Brad Tavares might be too soon for budding star Israel Adesanya.

Adesanya, himself, is not one of those people.

“We can still do a highlight against Brad and we can still showcase against him,” Adesanya told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “It’s no problem.”

Adesanya will meet Tavares in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on July 6 in Las Vegas. It’s a bout and card that will be the tablesetter for UFC 226 the...

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