UFC 196: Siyar Bahadurzada vs Brandon Thatch Full Fight Result, Recap, Replay

Siyar Bahadurzada vs Brandon Thatch
(photo via: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting)

UFC 196: Siyar Bahadurzada vs Brandon Thatch full fight result, recap, replay.


Thatch lands a try of leg kicks early however gets a verbal warning from referee John McCarthy for going away his hand open whereas throwing strikes. Another leg kick lands for Thatch, however Bahadurzada connects on a straight lick so checks subsequent low kick.

Bahadurzada stands within the center whereas Thatch circles the skin, and 2 minutes into the spherical, the welterweights clinch up.

Thatch takes the skin position on the fence however they don’t stay within the clinch long. Back within the center of the cage, Bahadurzada gets busy with a collar tie and a tough hook to the body. Thatch counters by demolition on Bahadurzada’s head and delivering a tough knee. Thatch ducks a good punch from Bahadurzada to step into the middle ANd slash “Siyar the Great” with an elbow, then another knee.

Thatch gets a bodylock and drags Bahadurzada to the bottom with ninety seconds left within the spherical. soon, Bahadurzada sweeps to the highest, then brushes off a triangle try and tries to pass to the facet.

Thatch retains full guard, kicks Bahadurzada away and moves to scramble up, however Bahadurzada keeps his opponent’s legs bound up and holds Thatch at the bottom of the fence. Thatch sits up against the wall and gets socked with a brief blow, a paw round the outside. The welterweights scramble up simply before time expires.



Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bahadurzada
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bahadurzada
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bahadurzada



An early front kick to the face seems to stun Bahadurzada, and a follow-up paw on the chin nearly takes the off-balance fighter to the bottom. Instead, Bahadurzada keeps his footing and changes levels to drive Thatch to the mat close to the middle of the cage.

The frantic pace slows as Bahadurzada gets significant atop Thatch, attempting to drop hammerfists through the American’s long guard. 2 minutes in, with very little flux on the mat, referee McCarthy orders the fighters to their feet. Thatch resumes his leg-kicking, then goes upstairs with a pleasant right hook.

“Rukus” tries to shut the space on Bahadurzada close to the fence, however Bahadurzada reverses and takes down Thatch all over again. Thatch slows the ground-and-pound of Bahadurzada by entangling him in open guard, leaning left and right to deflect punches once Bahadurzada throws them. within the ultimate minute, Bahadurzada gets through with one or two onerous left hands to Thatch’s face,

however it’s a turning into a slow, grinding fight on the bottom.


Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bahadurzada
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bahadurzada
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bahadurzada



Bahadurzada backs up to the fence and clubs the incoming Thatch with an overhand right, then a sharper left hook in close quarters.

Thatch is already off balance, and Bahadurzada helps him to the ground with another strong takedown, this time a few feet off the fence. The next 90 seconds find Bahadurzada scooting Thatch around the canvas, landing sporadic ground-and-pound while Thatch struggles to do anything off his back. Just about halfway through the round, the fighters are ordered back to their feet by McCarthy.

Now looking tired, Bahadurzada moves back to the outside, inching around the perimeter of the cage. As soon as he’s close enough, however, Bahadurzada throws out a cluster of punches and drives in for another takedown.

Leaning left to right across Thatch’s body, Bahadurzada frames up an arm-triangle choke, hops over to the other side and squeezes to force a quick tap.




Siyar Bahadurzada def. Brandon Thatch via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) R3 4:11