65-8-0 (23 KO)
Luis  Tavares
Current Rank
#1 Light Heavyweight
Height
192 CM / 6'3"
Nationality
Netherlands Netherlands
Weightclass
Light Heavyweight
Weight
95 KG / 209 LBS
Social Media
Nickname
None
Age
31

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 6-2-0 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 07:41 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 3:2 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 9.6 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 7.17 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 2.43 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 51.66 % Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Win Florent Kaouachi Glory Rivals 1
2022-06-11
TKO
0:26 of Round 3
Win Felipe Micheletti Glory 78
Featured fight
2021-09-04
UD
Win Donegi Abena Glory 77
2021-01-30
UD
Win Stephane Susperregui Glory 74: Collision 2
Featured fight
2019-12-21
UD Icon fighter video play
Win Michael Duut Glory 69: Dusseldorf
Featured fight
2019-10-12
UD Icon fighter video play
Loss Felipe Micheletti Glory 66: Paris
2019-06-22
SD
Win Artur Gorlov Glory 62: Rotterdam
Co Headline event
2018-12-08
SD Icon fighter video play
Loss Artem Vakhitov Glory 9: New York
Reserve
2013-06-22
KO
1:06 of Round 1
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Fighter Bio

Twitter Luis  Tavares

Luis
Tavares
6-2-0 (1 KO) Netherlands

European IRO Champion

Luis Tavares was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands to parents who came from Cape Verde. 

Rotterdam is home to Feyenoord, one of Europe’s most successful football teams, and Tavares at one point looked likely to spend his athletic career wearing a Feyenoord jersey. 

He was a prodigious footballer as a youngster, playing for Excelsior and Sparta before being scouted for the Feyenoord youth team.

But Tavares’ older brother was a keen kickboxer and when he introduced Luis to the sport, football soon took a back seat.

“This sport is a road to understanding the deepest layers of myself and it really motivates me every hour of the day to work my hardest and explore my true being,” he says.

“I have a lot of belief in myself and my abilities. My willingness to talk about this is take responsibility for my actions and words can sometimes be mistaken for arrogance. But I’m actually a humble person, I’m just confident in myself.”

Tavares’ decision to swap soccer for striking arts did raise a few eyebrows among his family members when he told them, but his career success has since more than justified the decision. 

He’s won significant titles in the Netherlands at light-heavyweight and heavyweight and his wins include a victory over the highly-ranked GLORY heavyweight Jahfarr Wilnis.

Tavares works hard at his craft and says that “because I take my sport so seriously, there isn’t a lot of spare time for me. But when there is, I like to spend it with my young son, because I am a family man. And of course I remain a big fan of Feyenoord.”