UFC 189 is continuing to grow.
The bout adds to the developing card, which takes place on July 11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Thatch (11-2) last fought in a loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson. Although he appeared to have the edge through a majority of the fight, Thatch succumbed to Henderson’s ground game and tapped out to a rear-naked choke. The loss was his first in the UFC.
Howard (22-11) is on the heels of a three-fight losing streak. This comes after two consecutive wins in his return to the organization.
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