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UFC Statement on Brandon Thatch vs Siyar Bahadurzada

Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada
Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada

The UFC Fight Night welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada, scheduled for Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, has been moved to the UFC 196 event in Las Vegas on March 5.

Thatch, who is using a medication permitted under the UFC/USADA, WADA and Nevada State Athletic Commission anti-doping rules, was unable to obtain the necessary clearance from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. The Colorado fighter and his team have been in communication with the UFC and USADA throughout this process, and the required paperwork for licensing in Nevada has been filed.

UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh will proceed as scheduled with 13 bouts.

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