Dave Branch has agreed to replace injured Nick Catone and will meet fellow middleweight Tomasz Drwal at “UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares” on September 15 in Austin, Texas, according to MMAjunkie.
Branch (6-1) suffered a third-round slam KO to Gerald Harris in his UFC debut at July’s UFC 116, but had been training to fight Aaron Simpson at UFN 22 before Simpson was recently forced to withdraw from the bout.
Drwal (17-3) won three-straight, including his middleweight debut over Drew McFedries, before dropping a 45-second submission to Rousimar Palhares at UFC 111 in March.
The Spike-televised UFC Fight Night 22 fight card is headlined by Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares and also includes Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig , Gleison Tibau vs. Jim Miller, and Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller.
Pictured: Dave Branch