Thatch (10-1) will meet welterweight Paulo Thiago (15-5) at “UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson.”
Thiago confirmed the bout via Twitter.
UFC Fight Night 32 takes place Nov. 9 at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. FOX Sports 1 is expected to air the card with the prelims on Facebook
Thatch made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 27 where he defeated Justin Edwards in 83 seconds and earned a $50,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus. The Grudge Training Center fighter now has 10 stoppages, including seven KOs.
Thiago is a 10-time UFC vet who ended 1-4 run with a decision victory over Michel Prazeres at UFC on FX 8. The X-Gym fighterhas scored past wins over Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick among others.
The latest UFC Fight Night 32 card now includes:
Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
Cezar Ferreira vs. Daniel Sarafian
Rafael Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac
Quinn Mulhern vs. Thiago Tavares*
Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago
Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio*
* – Not officially announced