Brandon Thatch has made quick work of his first two UFC opponents. | Photo: Isaac Hinds/Sherdog.com


One of mixed martial arts’ most highly-regarded prospects will return to the Octagon next month.

Elevation Fight Team representative Brandon Thatch will replace the injured Thiago Alves and face Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 23. Promotion officials announced the change on Wednesday; details of Alves’ injury were not disclosed.

UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. dos Anjos” takes place at the BOK Center and is headlined by a lightweight tilt pitting Benson Henderson against Rafael dos Anjos.

Thatch has impressed in his brief UFC tenure, earning first-round stoppages of Justin Edwards and Paulo Thiago in his first two Octagon appearances. “Rukus” has lost just once in 12 professional outings overall, finishing all of his victories inside of a round.

The 24-year-old Mein already has 37 pro bouts to his credit. “Young Gun” is 2-1 in the UFC, capturing a split verdict over Hernani Perpetuo in his last appearance this past April.

Alves recently returned to the cage following a two-year hiatus. It was a successful venture for the American Top Team product, as he outpointed Seth Baczynski at UFC on Fox 11.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Vinicius Queiroz in for injured Augusto Sakai against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 150

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

Cheick Kongo has a new heavyweight opponent at Bellator 150 as Augusto Sakai after an injury forced him from the card.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Still nursing injured hand, Joe Lauzon calls for return fight against Diego Sanchez

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

BOSTON – UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon still doesn’t know when he’ll be healthy enough to return to the octagon, but wants a fight with Diego Sanchez when he’s ready.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Diego Sanchez meets Jim Miller in UFC 197's featured Fight Pass prelim fight

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC’s new strategy of putting highly marketable bouts on the Fight Pass-streamed portion of its cards will continue in March. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Who ya got?!? Fighters predict 'Rumble' vs. Bader at UFC on FOX 18

  • 20 days ago
  • 50 views

Two light-heavyweight title hopefuls meets next week in UFC on FOX 18’s headliner. So, who wins?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson rematch added to UFC 197

  • 20 days ago
  • 30 views

A key lightweight matchup has been added to a star-studded UFC 197 lineup, as Tony Ferguson meets Michael Johnson.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Andrew Holbrook out, Bryan Barberena meets Sage Northcutt at UFC on FOX 18

  • 19 days ago
  • 29 views

Just a week before his third fight in the promotion, rising UFC lightweight star Sage Northcutt has a new opponent. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title

  • 17 days ago
  • 1078 views

Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez Injured, Stipe Miocic Steps in to Face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 196

  • 17 days ago
  • 101 views

UFC officials announced on Sunday that the former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been forced to withdraw from the UFC 196 title fight against titleholder Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

Ross Pearson meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia

  • 16 days ago
  • 11 views

Just a week after dropping a fight in Boston, Ross Pearson already knows when he’ll be getting back on the horse.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

BREAKING: UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum Injured, Drops Off Super Bowl Card

  • 16 days ago
  • 1061 views

Less than 24 hours after Cain Velasquez had to drop out of the UFC 196 main event opposite Fabricio Werdum, the champion has reportedly had to withdraw as well. read news >>