A welterweight contest between Brandon Thatch (10-1, pictured right) and Paulo Thiago (15-5) is set to take place at UFC Fight Night 32, with Brazilian website Combate first reporting the news, which was also backed up by Thiago via Twitter.
CONFIRMADA MINHA PRÓXIMA LUTA: 9 DE NOVEMBRO EM GOIANIA CONTRA BRANDON THATCH CONTO COM A TORCIDA DE VCS. CAVEIRA!!!
— Paulo Thiago (@PauloThiagoMMA) September 14, 2013
Thatch will be making his second UFC appearance after an explosive debut at UFC Fight Night 27 last month where he recorded a first round knockout against Justin Edwards (8-3, pictured left). The finish was later awarded ‘Knockout of the Night’ honours. Thatch will now fce a significant step up in competition, when he puts his nine-fight winning streak on the line against Paulo Thiago at the November event.
Thiago will be looking to follow up from a unanimous decision victory over Michel Prazeres (16-1) in May 2013, where he ended his own two-fight losing streak, also snapping his fellow Brazilian’s undefeated streak in the process. Thiago had been scheduled to take on Kelvin Gastelum (7-0) last month, however a knee injury forced him out of the bout.
Also confirmed for the card is a rearranged bout between Sam Sicilia (11-3) and Godofredo Pepey (9-2). The pair were originally set to meet earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 28, however injuries to both men scrapped the bout. With the pair now healthy they will meet at UFC Fight Night 32 in the featherweight division.
UFC Fight Night 32 takes place on November 9th at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. You can check out the updated card below.
UFC Fight Night 32:
Light Heavyweight Bout – Dan Henderson (29-10) vs Vitor Belfort (23-10)
Middleweight Bout – Cezar Ferreira (6-2) vs Daniel Sarafian (8-3)
Light Heavyweight Bout – Igor Pokrajac (25-10 (1nc)) vs Rafael Cavalcante (11-4 (1nc))
Welterweight Bout – Brandon Thatch (10-1) vs Paulo Thiago (15-5)
Welterweight Bout – Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-1) vs Ryan LaFlare (8-0)
Lightweight Bout – Quinn Mulhern (18-3) vs Thiago Alvares (17-5-1)
Featherweight Bout – Godofredo Pepey (9-2) vs Sam Sicilia (11-3)