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Brandon Thatch

Brandon "Rukus" Thatch

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  • Name: Brandon Thatch
  • MMA Record: 11-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Rukus
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1985.07.11
  • Last Fight: December 30, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Elevation Fight Team
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 74.5" (189cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $168,000 USD
  • Born: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • Head Coach: Trevor Wittman
  • Other Coaches: N/A

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Brandon Thatch MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:30 Round 1 of 3

Us Niko Price
11-4-0 8-0-0

Us UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.12.30
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $22,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Cancelled Bout Erick Silva UFC UFN 95 2016.09.24
Reason: Thatch Hand Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:11 Round 3 of 3, 14:11 Total

Af Siyar Bahadurzada
11-3-0 21-6-1

Us UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.03.05
Odds: -335 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $22,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#48 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
Cancelled Bout Siyar Bahadurzada UFC UFN 83 2016.02.21
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:54 Round 1 of 3

Is Gunnar Nelson
11-2-0 13-1-1

Us UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.07.11
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $22,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
Cancelled Bout John Howard UFC 189 2015.07.11
Reason: Thatch to Nelson Fight
Cancelled Bout Stephen Thompson UFC UFN 60 2015.02.14
Reason: Thompson Rib Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:58 Round 4 of 5, 18:58 Total

Us Benson Henderson
11-1-0 21-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.14
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#3 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 60 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jordan Mein UFC UFN 49 2014.08.23
Reason: Thatch Broken Toe
Win | Submission | Strikes
2:10 Round 1 of 3

Br Paulo Thiago
10-1-0 15-5-0

Br UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.11.09
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:23 Round 1 of 3

Us Justin Edwards
9-1-0 8-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.28
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
UFC Fight Night 27 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Mike Rhodes
8-1-0 4-0-0

Us RFA 7: Thatch vs. Rhodes
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.03.22
Odds: -375 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.8 lbs (77.9 kgs) | Referee: Tom Johnson
Cancelled Bout Leandro Silva RFA 7 2013.03.22
Reason: Silva Leg Infection
Win | Submission | Choke
1:55 Round 1 of 3

Ca Martin Grandmont
7-1-0 12-6-0

Ca Instinct MMA 4: Thatch vs. Grandmont
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.06.29
Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs (77.5 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Cancelled Bout Forrest Petz Instinct MMA 4 2012.06.29
Reason: Petz Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:18 Round 1 of 3

Us Jory Erickson
6-1-0 7-3-0

Ca Instinct MMA 3
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.03.31
Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs) | Referee: Luc Lefebvre
Cancelled Bout Martin Grandmont Instinct MMA 3 2012.03.31
Reason: Grandmont Back Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:15 Round 1 of 3

Fr Patrick Vallee
5-1-0 7-1-1

Ca Instinct MMA 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.12.02
Weigh-In: 170.2 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Marc-André Côté
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Chidi Njokuani
4-1-0 5-2-0

Us ROF 41: Bragging Rights!
Main Event | Catchweight | 173 lbs

2011.08.20
Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Chris Holland

Us Ring of Fire

2011.04.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Danny Davis Jr.

Us Ring of Fire

2010.08.27
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Us Michael Arrant

Us Ring of Fire

2009.01.10
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 9:00 Total

Us Brandon Magana
1-0-0 5-1-0

Us Strikeforce at the Mansion II
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.09.20
Disclosed Pay: $2,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Knees

Us Mike Crisman

Us Ring of Fire

2008.06.13
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO

Us Doug Saiz

Us Ring of Fire

2007.09.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Josh Kirby

Us Ring of Fire

2007.04.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jesse Brown

Us Colorado Regional

2007.03.31

Brandon Thatch Wiki Update Wiki

Following in the footstep of his grandfather (a professional boxer) and his father (a world champion kick boxer and MMA pioneer) Brandon began martial arts at the age of 3 and trained with a young Duane "Bang" Ludwig in Clarence Thatch's gym 3D Martial Arts. 
Brandon began fighting in 2007 making his MMA debut against Jesse Brown and winning by RNC in the 2nd round. Brandon then started in the Colorado promotion Ring of Fire and won his next two amateur fights both by stoppage.  


In 2008 Brandon made his professional debut for Ring of Fire against Mike Crisman winning 38 seconds into round 1 with a TKO. Brandon then dropped his first pro fight to Brandon Magana at Strikeforce-Playboy Mansion 2. In Brandon's third fight he scored an 18 second KO against Michael Arrant

 
After the Arrant fight Thatch suffered a serious neck injury. Thinking it was only a pinched nerve Brandon sought the help of a chiropractor. The chiropractor didn't realize Brandon had actually slipped discs. Neck surgery left Brandon in a neck brace for more then two months.  

 
Thatch made his return to the cage 20 months later stopping Danny Davis Jr. with a 1st round RNC. In Thatch's next fight he knocked out heavy handed Chris Holland in 19 seconds to win the 170 pound RoF Young Guns Championship. Thatch's last fight to date in RoF came at Ring of Fire 41 against Chidi Njokuani with Brandon winning in 53 seconds. Brandon would then move on to the Canadian promotion Instinct MMA going 4-0 for the promotion. Thatch would sign on with RFA and returned home to Denver, CO where he faced off against Duke Roufus prospect Mike Rhodes. Thatch got another first round finish with the RNC submission at 2:22.


The UFC would take notice and sign Thatch who would make his debut at UFC Fight Night 27 against Justin Edwards. Thatch would look impressive in his debut making quick work of Edwards and earning the Knockout of the Night for his first round finish. He would follow that up with another impressive finish over veteran Paulo Thiago delivering a knee to the body that dropped Thiago in the first round forcing him to tap out. Thatch will look to make it 3 straight when he steps in for injured Thiago Alves against Jordan Mein


Thatch pulled out of the bout with Mein due to a toe injury and was then expected to face Stephen Thompson on February 14, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60 but Thompson pulled out of the fight on January 30, citing a rib injury.   Barring any injuries, Brandon "Rukus" Thatch is now slated to face Benson "Smooth" Henderson at UFC Fight Night 60.  Benson last faced Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver.  and came away with a unanimous decision loss.  Will the 15 month layoff effect Brandon or will he start right where he left off with a 1st rd finish?  Will Benson bounce back with a win after 2 straight loses or will he suffer the same fate that he did with Rafael dos Anjos?



Last updated 02.09.2015, 8:29 AM ET
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