Thiago Tavares vs. Brian Ortega added to UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans

A featherweight bout has been booked for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans on June 6 as Thiago Tavares will meet Brian Ortega.

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The fight booking was announced by both fighters on social media on late Tuesday evening.

UFC Fight Night 68 will come from the Smoothie King Center and will be headlined by a middleweight bout as Tim Boetsch meets Dan Henderson.

Tavares (19-5-1) made his featherweight debut last year and defeated Robbie Peralta by rear-naked choke submission in the first round. It was his second straight win and he is 4-1 in his last five fights. Ortega (8-0, 1NC) is returning to the UFC after being suspended last year following a positive drug test at UFC on FOX 12. He initially won that fight by submission and four of his eight wins are by submission.

The current UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson fight card is below.

Tim Boetsch (18-8) vs. Dan Henderson (30-13)
Matt Mitrione (9-3) vs. Ben Rothwell (34-9)
Shawn Jordan (17-8) vs. Derrick Lewis (12-3, 1NC)
Dustin Poirier (17-4) vs. Yancy Medeiros (11-2, 1NC)
Joe Proctor (10-3) vs. Justin Edwards (8-4)
Joe Soto (15-3) vs. Anthony Birchak (11-2)
Brian Ebersole (51-16-1, 1NC) vs. Omari Akhmedov (14-2)
Jose Quinonez (3-2) vs. Leonardo Morales (4-1)
Francisco Rivera (10-4, 1NC) vs. Alex Caceres (10-7, 1NC)
Jake Collier (8-2) vs. Ricardo Abreu (5-0)
Thiago Tavares (19-5-1) vs. Brian Ortega (8-0, 1NC)