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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