Brandon Thatch appears to be on the cusp of joining the UFC, and his recent victory over Mike Rhodes proved that.
Thatch submitted Rhodes to improve to 9-1 Friday night at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 in Colorado. The main card aired on AXS TV.
Thatch scored with a rear-naked choke with just over two minutes left in the round. He trains with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, and has won his last eight fights.
Also on the card, Chidi Njokuani was upset by Jeremy Kimball. Below are complete results:
Brandon Thatch def. Mike Rhodes via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:22
Jeremy Kimball def Chidi Njokuani via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:51
Mirsad Bektic def. Nick Macias via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:57
Billy Colon def. Vinnie Lopez via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 1:12
Tommy Thompson def. Joey Banks via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:20
Zac Chavez def. Danny Mainus via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)