MMA Fighting was the first to report that No. 13 ranked middleweight Omari Akhmedov will fight No. 14 Brad Tavares on July 10 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. Akhmedov would confirm the booking on his Instagram.
Akhmedov (21-5-1) got back in the win column back in January with a second-round submission over Tom Breese at UFC on ESPN
Long-time UFC veteran Tavares (18-6) got a much-needed win in January as well to keep his position in the rankings.