Swedish website MMAnytt.se on
Friday broke news of the bout, which will take place April 14 at
Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The event is expected to air
live in its entirety on Fox subsidiary Fuel TV.
Thiago, 30, suffered the first two-fight losing skid of his career
in 2010 when he was outpointed in back-to-back bouts by Diego Sanchez
Kampmann. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt rebounded in
August, however, by taking a unanimous decision over David
Mitchell in Rio de Janeiro.
A former Shooto world champion at 168 pounds, 27-year-old
Bahadurzada (Pictured) will enter his UFC debut on a six-fight
winning streak which includes stoppages of John Alessio
Alexandre Pereira. “Siyar the Great” had been set to make his
first Octagon appearance against Erick Silva at
UFC 142, but was forced to withdraw in mid-December due to injury.