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Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: The UFC’s Brad Tavares

Tavares scored a unanimous decision victory against Elias Theodorou at UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas.

The middleweight and 2005 Waiakea graduate won for the third time in four fights, raising his record to 15-5.

5 questions

Favorite song: “Tears,” by Alborosie; “Dear Mama,” by Tupac

Favorite food: Mom’s pastele; poke

Favorite sports role model: Michael Jordan. MJ’s dominance, will to win and work ethic set him apart from any other athlete

What makes you happy: Eating good food, spending time with family and friends, sharing good laughs, and diving

Favorite cartoon character: Wolverine. He’s the ultimate badass. Loved him as a kid, still do.


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