FiveOuncesofPain.com has been able to confirm the bout through sources close to the fight.
The event is set for November 7 from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL., airing live on CBS.
The bout between Curran and Thao will take place as part of the preliminary portion of the card.
Sporting a career record of 29-12-1, Curran will be looking to bounce back from a four fight losing skid that included defeats at the hands of top rated fighters in Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, Joseph Benavidez and Takeya Mizugaki in the WEC. During the course of his career, the “Big Frog” has notched wins over the likes of Wagnney Fabiano and Raphael Assuncao.
Thao will be moving up from 125 pounds to face off with Curran, who recently dropped down to 135 from 145 pounds. Holding a professional record of 4-1, Thao is known as a heavy handed knockout artist, with three of his four wins coming via TKO.