Welterweights Paulo Thiago, Brandon Thatch Paired for UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil

By Sherdog.com Staff Sep 16, 2013
Brandon Thatch is looking at his toughest test to date in November. | Isaac Hinds/Sherdog.com

Paulo Thiago and Brandon Thatch are set to square off in a 170-pound bout on Nov. 9.

Thiago confirmed the booking over the weekend via Twitter. The matchup will be part of UFC Fight Night 32, which takes place at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil, and will be headlined by a 205-pound tilt between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.

A four-year veteran of the Octagon, 32-year-old Thiago snapped a two-fight losing streak in his last outing when he outpointed Michel Richard dos Prazeres at May’s UFC on Fox 8. Prior to that win, the Brazilian special forces police officer had gone nearly two years without a victory. Thiago currently holds a 5-5 record in the UFC.

Thatch, 28, made an impressive promotional debut at last month’s UFC Fight Night 27. “Rukus” needed only 83 seconds to dispose of “Ultimate Fighter” alum Justin Edwards with a barrage of knees and punches. The Grudge Training Center representative is currently riding a nine-fight winning streak, with all of those victories coming inside the first round.


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