UFC officials announced the booking earlier this afternoon.
Brandon Thatch (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be looking to extend his current win streak to eleven when he fights “Wonderboy” in his backyard of Denver, Colorado, this February. Thatch was last seen in action in November of 2013, where he scored a first-round KO victory over Paulo Thiago. An injury has kept the 29-year-old sidelined for the entire 2014 year.
Meanwhile, Canadian welterweight standout Stephen Thompson (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will be looking to extend his current win streak to five when he meets Thatch this winter. “Wonderboy’s” most recent octagon appearance came at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a unanimous decision win over former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote.
The February 14 “UFC Fight Night” event takes place at Broomfield Colorado’s 1STBANK Center. Broadcast plans have yet to be confirmed, but the main card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.
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