Paulo Thiago and Brandon Thatch are set to fight tonight at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil. Thatch is coming off an electric UFC debut where he dispatched of Justin Edwards in the first round. At 10-1, Thatch is a rising prospect the UFC Welterweight division. Thatch will be taking on a formidable foe and UFC veteran, Paulo Thiago. Thiago is coming off a win over Michel Prazeres in May.
Round 1: Thatch misses a leg kick to start,. A head kick misses as well for Thatch. Thatch with a push kick. Overhand right lands for Thiago. Thatch moves in and is taken down by Thiago. Thatch gets up immediately and nails Thiago with a knee. Thiago lands a knee of his own. Thach is attacking with a diverse attack. Knees, kicks, and punches coming from Thatch. Thiago misses the trip takedown. Big knee for Thatch to Thiago’s body that crumbles Thiago! Thiago is finished! What a performance and a beautiful knee from Brandon Thatch. The crowd is incredibly silent once again.
Thatch has the opportunity to become a big star in the UFC. With two first round finishes in as many UFC fight, look for Thatch to get a big step up in competition his next time out.
Official Decision: Brandon Thatch defeats Paulo Thiago by submission (strikes) Round 1.
Here is a GIF of the finish courtesy of Zombie Prophet: