brandon thatch

January 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Las Vegas, NV last Friday night (December 30, 2016) with UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey. It was a less than stellar night of action, but now that the scraps are in our rear-view, let’s take a look at which of the competitors we may no longer see going to work inside…

December 20th, 2016
Gabe Killian

She’s back! Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey returns from an extended year-long layoff to challenge current champ Amanda “Lionheart” Nunes for the 135-pound gold. The title matchup will take place in the main event of the evening for UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Friday, December 30th, 2016. The UFC 207 fight…

October 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz headlines Bellator 170 on January 21st  MMAjunkie confirmed Tuesday that Chael Sonnen will make his Bellator debut against Tito Ortiz on January 21st. Sonnen (28-14-1) returns to MMA after failing multiple drug tests in the UFC, which prompted his retirement from the sport in 2014. The 39-year-old hasn’t competed since…

July 31st, 2016
Gabe Killian

In an interview with MMA OddsBreaker’s James Lynch, UFC welterweight Bojan Velickovic revealed that his training partner, former RFA welterweight champion Brandon “Ruckus” Thatch has been booked to take on Brazil’s Erick Silva. There’s no official date and location for the fight booking, and the bout hasn’t been officially announced, but Velickovic did say that…

March 3rd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a welterweight clash between Siyar Bahadurzada and Brandon Thatch. Bahadurzada, the only Afghanistan-born fighter in the UFC, hasn’t fought since 2013, while Thatch is looking to end the…

February 15th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Report – Alistair Overeem Re-Signs with the UFC Just signed my new @ufc contract! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/lUQZO0ptLJ — Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) February 15, 2016 Just announced on twitter earlier this morning, former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has re-signed with the UFC. Overeem’s contract expired following his UFC on Fox TKO victory over Junior…

July 10th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 189 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Brandon Thatch and Gunnar Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Thatch is a -180 favorite (bet $180 to win $100) while Nelson is a +158 underdog (bet $100 to win $158). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

July 7th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 189 Date: July 11, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for UFC 189. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in its entirety, including two title fights. Main…

June 24th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Injuries have shaken up the UFC 189 card. Here are the latest changes to the event that is set to take place July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brandon Thatch vs. Gunnar Nelson, UFC 189 Due to an injury to John Hathaway, Gunnar Nelson was left without an opponent for…

April 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced in the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz, UFC Fight Night 67 A featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz, which was originally scheduled to take place at UFC…

April 1st, 2015
Adam Martin.

A welterweight bout  has been added to the stacked UFC 189 card. Sources close to the matchup originally confirmed to MMAOddsbreaker.com that Brandon Thatch would take on Jordan Mein at UFC 189, which is set to take place July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of yesterday (Tuesday), that was…

February 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 60. Surprises Benson Henderson — I was on the Brandon Thatch hype train so I was pretty…

February 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 60 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Benson Henderson wins by submission (+594)/Henderson wins in round 4…

February 15th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 92 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC lightweight James Krause to talk about his upcoming fight with Valmir Lazaro at UFC 184 on Feb. 28th. Then BloodyElbow.com Associate Editor Karim Zidan is back on the show to talk about all the big MMA news…

February 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 60 took place at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and overall it was a very solid card that featured a few exciting fights, although a few dud fights did bring the card’s overall rating down. Overall from a betting perspective, six betting favorites won while four underdogs won based on the closing…

February 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 60 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

February 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After a break last week due to no events, the MMA Analysis returns to break down UFC Fight Night 60. Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean also take a look at Bellator 133 and briefly discuss WSOF 18. This episode also marks the debut of a new segment on the MMA Analysis. The hosts have had…

February 12th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 60 Date: 02/14/15 Arena: 1STBank Center City: Broomfield CO Welterweight bout: “Smooth” Benson Henderson (+105) vs Brandon “Ruckus” Thatch (-125) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 60 is scheduled for five rounds and will see the promotional welterweight debut of former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson as he…

February 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $50 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 60 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. If you haven’t…

February 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 60 is a five-round welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Benson Henderson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Thatch is a -130 favorite (bet $130 to win $100) while Henderson is a +110 underdog (bet $100 to win $110). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Thatch at…

February 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

February 2015 looks like it’s going to be a great month to be an MMA fan, as a total of three UFC cards as well as two Bellator cards take place this month. There’s even an Invicta FC card for lovers of the female fighters. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list five fights…

February 8th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 91 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC Fight Night 60 headliner Brandon Thatch to talk about his welterweight fight with Benson Henderson Saturday. Then Titan FC featherweight Kurt Holobaugh joins the show to talk about his title fight against Desmond Green next month at…

February 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 60: Thatch vs. Henderson Date: February 14, 2015 Location: Broomfield, Colorado Venue: 1stBank Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Welterweight Contender Brandon Thatch Brandon Thatch (11-1) was rising through the UFC welterweight ranks with huge wins over Justin Edwards and Paulo Thiago in 2013, but he was forced to take all of 2014 off to…

February 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Following an injury to Stephen Thompson, the UFC was left in a tough spot heading into next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 card as Brandon Thatch was without an opponent for the card’s main event. There were even some people on social media calling for the event to be scrapped altogether. But not anymore. On…

January 31st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC was always going to have some trouble drawing their primarily male audience for a card taking place on Valentine’s Day, but the event took a big hit when main eventer Stephen Thompson dropped out of his bout with Brandon Thatch. That was the only line released for the bout, and now Thatch will…

January 21st, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 60: Thompson vs. Thatch Date: February 14, 2015 Location: Broomfield, Colorado Venue: 1stBank Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Welterweight Contender Brandon Thatch Thatch (11-1) was rising through the UFC welterweight ranks with huge wins over Justin Edwards and Paulo Thiago in 2013, but he was forced to take all of 2014 off to…

November 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced a number of new fights for upcoming 2015 cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list the bouts and give my thoughts on all of them. Nico Musoke vs. Albert Tumenov, UFC on FOX 14 A welterweight fight between Nico Musoke and Albert Tumenov has been added to UFC…

July 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were booked yesterday and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Ilir Latifi vs. Chris Dempsey, UFC Fight Night 46 Due to an injury to Tom Lawlor, Chris Dempsey has been called upon to make his UFC debut and he will do…

November 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The main card match-up at UFC Fight Night 32 that I’m most looking forward to tomorrow night (Nov. 9, 2013) other than the main event is a welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Paulo Thiago. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Thatch as a -330 favorite (bet $330 to win $100)…

September 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

A number of new matchups were announced this past weekend for upcoming UFC cards, and I’ll use today’s Odds and Ends to give my thoughts on all of them. Paulo Thiago vs. Brandon Thatch, UFC Fight Night 32 The first new matchup I want to highlight is a welterweight bout between Paulo Thiago and Brandon…

August 25th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Welterweight bout: Brandon Thatch (-200) vs Justin “Fast Eddy” Edwards (+170) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 27 undercard features a welterweight match-up between rising prospect Brandon Thatch and TUF season 13 veteran Justin Edwards. Thatch is currently the favorite at -200 (bet $200 to win $100), while Edwards is the underdog at +170 (bet $100…

June 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to book a number of new fights, and the biggest of the bunch is a lightweight bout between top-10 ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Rafael dos Anjos, which will be the co-main event for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 card. This is an intriguing matchup but it came as…

May 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC went on another cut spree today, releasing seven fighters from the roster. Many of the fighters confirmed their releases via Twitter, and MMAjunkie.com confirmed the rest of them. The list includes a few fighters who were obviously going to be cut, as well as a few surprises. The fighters that have been released…