Two Lighter Bouts Added to UFC on Fuel TV 1

January 5, 2012
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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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  • tak3000

    “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.”

    come on guys…Dillashaw has been a bantamweight. You even said how he got beat in the finals by Dodson. You think Dodson, all 4 foot 9 of him, fights at featherweight?

    • afk

      are you some how insinuating that the writer is wrong in what he said?

      “after fighting at 145 on the show he moves down to 135.” you’re a retard if you think that because he fought at bantamweight previously in his career that for some reason this writer’s grammar or facts are incorrect.

      ignorant tool, open your ******* eyes before you puke that mental slop all over your keyboard

      • tak3000

        “open your ******* eyes before you puke that mental slop all over your keyboard”

        this is wonderful advise that I think you should take. I’m guessing you didn’t watch the show. Dillashaw DID fight at bantamweight on the show. It wouldn’t make any since for him to fight at featherweight then drop down and fight Dodson for TUF crown. come on man!