This past weekend UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on September 10, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first UFC event in Cleveland & it featured 3 Hawaiians fighting in the octagon.
The first fight of the night was Yancey Medeiros vs Sean Spencer. Medeiros (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) brought that cool with him to the cage Saturday night when he finished Sean Spencer (12-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC) with a head kick and choke in the second round.
The second fight of the night for the Hawaiians, was Hilo’s own Brad Tavares as he faces off against Caio Magalhaes. Tavares took the W, in a split decision. Watch the post-interview (below) and hear what Brad had to say about the fight and more.
The third and final fight that featured a Hawaiian fighter was the Heavyweight Bout between Oahu’s own Travis Browne & former Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. Unfortunately, this fight didn’t go in favor for Travis. After losing to Werdum by decision, Browne is also suffering from a gruesome injury to his finger. We can only wish the Hawaiian Heavyweight a speedy recovery and support. Regardless of the outcome, we are rooting for your Travis! We hope all goes well with the surgery and we will be waiting patiently for you to get back into the octagon. Watch the fights highlights below and some commentary from the UFC analysts