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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Justin Ewards-Brandon Thatch booked for UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in Indianapolis

by Staff on Jun 05, 2013 at 7:05 pm ET

justin-edwards-3.jpgRecent UFC signee Brandon Thatch will make his highly anticipated debut for the promotion in August.

Thatch (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been booked for a welterweight bout against Justin Edwards (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) for his UFC debut at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2. UFC officials announced the matchup Wednesday night.

UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The event's main card airs on FOX Sports 1.

UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 is headlined by a welterweight rematch between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann. The co-main event is a lightweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Rafael dos Anjos.

Thatch signed with the UFC a month ago and now has his first assignment. The Colorado-based fighter has won eight straight fights, all by first-round stoppage. His lone loss came under the Strikeforce banner in a 2008 split-decision loss to Brandon Magana at the Playboy Mansion in California. Six of his nine stoppage wins have come by knockout or TKO.

He'll meet Edwards, a "TUF 13" veteran who is coming off arguably the biggest win of his MMA career, a first-round submission of Josh Neer at UFC on FX 5 this past October in Minneapolis that lasted just 45 seconds. That got Edwards back in the win column after a decision loss to John Maguire in November 2011. Prior to that, he had a win over Jorge Lopez at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans that erased a loss to Clay Harvison in his promotional debut at the TUF 13 Finale.

With the addition, the latest UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 card includes: For more on UFC on FOX Sports 1 2, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Justin Edwards)

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