LOSER GOES HOME: BRANDON THATCH VS ERICK SILVA RUMORED FOR SEPTEMBER
In an interview with MMA OddsBreaker’s James Lynch, UFC welterweight Bojan Velickovic revealed that his coaching partner, former RFA welterweight champion Brandon”Ruckus” Thatch has been booked to take on Brazil’s Erick Silva. There is no official date and place for its fight booking, along with the bout has not been officially announced, but Velickovic did say that it is in September, so one might suppose that could be September 24th’s UFC Fight Night 95 in Silva’s garden of Brasilia, Brazil. Both 170-pounders have their backs against the wall heading into this competition, as Thatch is coming off three straight losses, being finished by rear naked choke submission in all three of these and Silva is coming off a pair of defeats himself, most recently a vicious knockout at the hands of Nordine Taleb. This is a bit of a surprise match-up, as many figured there was a decent chance both welterweights are getting their walking papers from the promotion following their latest outings inside the Octagon. The UFC has decided that one of them should stick about, and at a marketing where some fighters become cut after just 1 reduction, these welterweights are lucky. The two Thatch and Silva have seemed to be on a decrease in recent bouts, therefore it will be intriguing to see how they will look against each other once they square off this September. One fighter’s UFC narrative will continue, while the person who tastes defeat will probably be inching closer to some Bellator contract, even when it would likely serve him better to hang up the gloves for good. Silva stands out of Kings MMA CA under the tutelage of Master Rafael Cordeiro, in Huntington Beach. Thatch and Velickovic struggle out of Evolution Fight Team in Denver, CO.. Velickovic confronted former American Top Team training partner Michael Graves in the featured bout for the UFC Fight Pass prelims for UFC 201 last evening with his bout causing a vast majority draw.
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