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Mr. First Round: Brandon Thatch Earns 11th Opening Round Finish

Brandon Thatch remained 11-for-11 in terms of his pro MMA wins, finishing Paulo Thiago in hte opening round Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 32.

Thatch is 11-1 in his career, and has now ended the night of both Thiago and Justin Edwards this year since signing with the UFC.

“I am happy and very excited,” Thatch said. “I still have butterflies. This is a crazy trip and an honor to be here. This is the best sport in the world.”

Thatch owns eight knockout and three submission wins, with the only one going farther than three minutes. His loss came to Brandon Magana in Strikeforce back in 2008 via split decision.

A knee to the body ended it for Thiago, who quickly tapped on the body of Thatch. The loss was the third in four fights for the Brazilian. Thiago is now 15-6 in his career.