MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Thiago Santos vs David Branch booked

Santos vs Branch at UFC Fight Night 128

A bout between Thiago Santos and David Branch was announced for the upcoming April 21st event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Santos (17-5) has won four straight bouts including an impressive second round TKO this past weekend against Anthony Smith. Branch (21-4) was scheduled to take on Yoel Romero, but Romero was pulled from the bout to fight Luke Rockhold this weekend. Branch most recently lost a headlining bout to Rockhold last September.

Look for Santos to open as the favorite, but Branch definitely has paths to victory with his elite grappling skills.

A light heavyweight contest between Corey Anderson and Patrick Cummins was also announced for the fight card.

Here's an updated look at the fight card:

UFC Fight Night 128

135 lbs.: Leslie Smith vs. Aspen Ladd
135 lbs.: Merab Dvalishvili vs. Augusto Mendes
125 lbs.: Magomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki
185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Thiago Santos
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins
170 lbs.: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas
185 lbs.: Brad Tavares vs. Krzysztof Jotko

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Tags: odds and ends, fight announcements

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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.

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