Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Pushed to UFC 196
By FCF Staff
The UFC has announced that a welterweight fight between Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada has been moved from February 21st to March 5th.
The two were originally scheduled to fight at UFC FN 83 in Pittsburgh, but the promotion has released a statement, outlining why the bout has been pushed to UFC 196.
The UFC Fight Night welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada, scheduled for Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, has been moved to the UFC 196 event in Las Vegas on March 5.
Thatch, who is using a medication permitted under the UFC/USADA, WADA and Nevada State Athletic Commission anti-doping rules, was unable to obtain the necessary clearance from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. The Colorado fighter and his team have been in communication with the UFC and USADA throughout this process, and the required paperwork for licensing in Nevada has been filed.
Thatch (11-3) hasn’t fought since last July when he submitted by Gunnar Nelson. Bahadurzada (21-6-1) will be competing for the first time since 2013 when he was decisioned by John Howard.