Thiago Alves Out, Brandon Thatch in Against Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night 49

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 2nd, 2014

UFC Brandon Thatch

An undisclosed injury has forced Thiago Alves out of his UFC Fight Night 49 shootout against Jordan Mein. No need to fear, Brandon Thatch (pictured) is here.

UFC officials announced the switcheroo Wednesday.

The August 23 event takes place inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thatch will be riding a 10-fight winning streak into the tango. “Rukus” has made quite the commotion since joining the UFC, finishing off both his opponents in devastating fashion.

Mein bounced back from a devastating TKO loss to Matt Brown by taking a split decision against Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11.

No word on whether the card will be made available for live viewing on UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Mirsad Bektic vs. Ernest Chavez

Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly

Tim Elliott vs. Wilson Reis

Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont

Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle

Brandon Thatch vs. Jordan Mein

Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos

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