Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard Booked for UFC 189

UFC 189 is continuing to grow.

A welterweight match between Brandon Thatch and John Howard has been booked for the Las Vegas fight card, according to a report from “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday.

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.

UFC 189 is scheduled to be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champ Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor.

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