Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada moved to UFC 196

The scheduled welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Siyar Bahadurzada at next week’s UFC Fight Night 83 has been moved to UFC 196 on March 5.

UFC officials announced the changed on Friday event in a statement.

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.

With Thatch vs. Bahadurzada being moved to UFC 196, UFC Fight Night 83 will go forward with 13 fights and the current fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (FS1 – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Donald Cerrone (28-6, 1NC) vs. Alex Oliveira (13-3-1, 1NC)
Derek Brunson (14-3) vs. Roan Carneiro (20-9)
John Lineker (26-7) vs. Cody Garbrandt (7-0)
Dennis Bermudez (15-5) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-8-2)
Chris Camozzi (22-10) vs. Joe Riggs (41-16, 1 NC)
James Krause (22-7) vs. Shane Campbell (12-3)

Preliminary Card: (FS1 – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Alex Garcia (13-2) vs. Sean Strickland (16-1)
Daniel Sarafian (10-5) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (5-1)
Trevor Smith (13-6) vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes (11-1)
Jonavin Webb (8-0) vs. Nathan Coy (14-6)

Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass – 5:15 p.m. ET/2:15 p.m. PT)
Marion Reneau (6-2) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (3-1)
Lauren Murphy (8-2) vs. TBA
Anthony Hamilton (14-4) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (15-3)