Tuesday was a big deal for matchmaking, as several fights were signed by the UFC. Let's get to them:
Tavares, 2-0-1 in his last three fights, is coming off a first-round submission of Pat Audinwood at UFC 119. Roller capped of his WEC career in style at WEC 53, submitting former WEC champion Jamie Varner in the first round.
Fighters Only Magazine reports that heavyweights will collide when up-and-comer Brendan Schaub meets the sliding 2006 PRIDE Open-Weight Grand Prix Champion Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 128.
Schaub owns a three-fight win streak. He most recently defeated former top contender Gabriel Gonzaga by decision at UFC 121, the biggest win of his young career. "Cro Cop" is coming off a third-round knockout loss to Frank Mir at UFC 119 in an extremely dull affair.