One of the more highly anticipated match-ups this month was an August 23rd showdown between exciting welterweights Brandon Thatch and Jordan Mein. Thatch had subbed in for the injured Thiago Alves, providing arguably an upgrade in "violence potential". Unfortunately, Thatch suffered a compound fracture on his left toe, which he graciously tweeted to his followers. (You'll have to click on the image below to see the full extent of the break)
I'm bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight against Jordan Mein. I compound fractured my toe yesterday pic.twitter.com/6jhh05L8Yp— Brandon Thatch (@RUKUSMMA303) August 2, 2014
No word yet on a replacement for Thatch (11-1), but with a fellow main card welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Mike Pyle also on tap, it's conceivable that one of those two could slot in to face Canada's Mein. It's definitely not a "huge" fight in terms of importance to the top 10 of the division, but it's a big blow to the card as guaranteed entertainment.
UFC Fight Night: Tulsa airs live on Fox Sports 1 and features lightweights Ben Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos in the main event, with Thales Leites and Francis Carmont in the co-main.