UFC signs Colorado-based welterweight Brandon Thatch to multi-fight deal | News

Brandon Thatch thought a UFC deal was just around the corner.

Turns out he was right. The Colorado-based welterweight has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Sources close to the fighter on Wednesday confirmed his signing to MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps), though he doesn't have his first fight lined up yet.
"I train with UFC athletes all the time and I feel like I'm at the same level – or if not, just a little under," he said. "I feel like I'm ready for the big leagues, and there's no reason I couldn't compete (in the UFC)."