Not many fighters make an immediate impact when crossing over to the UFC.
Due in part to the big lights strewn around the Octagon, most newcomers crumble in the eyes of that pressure-filled moment—one which may in fact define entire professional careers.
But as rare as it is to see an accomplished outsider take his new home by storm, it happens. Brandon Thatch is the perfect example.
He nearly slaughtered the formidable Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 27 in Indianapolis this past Wednesday in what can only be considered a perfect divisional debut.
Capable of building off a mere 83 seconds of dominating pressure and precision, Thatch now has the UFC welterweight crop at his disposal.
Here's what you need to know about the towering dynamo.