Brandon Thatch vs Siyar Bahadurzada postponed to UFC 196
<p dir="ltr">A welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada has been <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/2/13/10985842/brandon-thatch-vs-siyar-bahadurzada-moved-to-ufc-196">moved to UFC 196.</a></p>
<p dir="ltr">The fight was initially meant to take place at UFC Fight Night 83 in Pittsburgh but has been postponed to UFC 196, which takes place in March in Las Vegas. According to the UFC, Thatch was unable to get cleared by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission due to a type medication he is taking, although the medication is legal under USADA’s rules.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Both fighters are coming off of back-to-back losses after long winning streaks. Thatch (11-3) was submitted by Ben Henderson and Gunnar Nelson after winning 10 straight fights, all coming by way of knockout. The 6-foot-2 welterweight is 2-2 in the UFC and has won two post-fight bonuses.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Siyar Bahadurzada (21-6-1) is coming off of unanimous decision losses to Don Hyun Kim and John Howard. The Afghan native who fights out of the Netherlands has not fought since 2013. Prior to his first UFC losses, Bahadurzada was on a 7-fight win streak which included knockout victories over Paulo Thiago and John Alessio.</p>
<p>UFC 196 takes place on March 5 in Las Vegas. The card will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.