Two Lighter Bouts Added to UFC on Fuel TV 1

It’s fight day around the UFC as its early 2012 schedule unfolds.

Following a slew of other fight announcements on Thursday, UFC officials added two lighter weight bouts to its return to Omaha, Neb., on Feb. 15.

UFC president Dana White announced that verbal agreements are in place for T.J. Dillashaw to face Walel Watson and Jonathan Brookins to square off with Vagner Rocha at UFC on Fuel TV 1.

Dillashaw (4-1), after competing in the finals of the featherweight division on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, makes the cut down to bantamweight. Dillashaw did well on the reality show, but lost via TKO to John Dodson in the TUF 14 Finale.

He’ll take on Watson (9-3), who has split his first two UFC bouts. He defeated Joseph Sandoval at UFC on Versus 6, but then lost his most recent fight to Yves Jabouin at UFC 140 in Toronto.

Brookins (12-4) was on a four-fight winning streak, including winning the TUF 12 Finale, before Erik Koch scored a unanimous decision over him last September.

Rocha (7-2) was originally slated to face Mike Brown at the inaugural UFC on FX fight card in January, but Brown fell out due to injury. Rocha enters the fight with Brookins coming off of a win over Cody McKenzie at the same UFC Fight Night 25 event where Brookins lost to Koch.

A welterweight showdown between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger headlines the UFC on Fuel TV 1 fight card.


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