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UFC Returns to Atlanta in January for a Fight Night on Fox Sports 1; Two Bouts Revealed

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UFC LogoUFC officials on Thursday announced UFC Fight Night 35 would take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Georgia. It will air on Fox Sports 1.

It marks the promotion’s first trip to suburban Atlanta since Jon Jones faced Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in April of 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta proper.

In announcing the event, UFC officials also revealed two bouts for the fight card.

Cole Miller squares off with Sam Sicilia in a featherweight bout, while bantamweights TJ Dillashaw and Mike Easton will also fight.

Miller (20-8) – a Georgia native – enters the fight having recently defeated Andy Ogle on the Englishman’s home turf at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester. Sicilia (12-3), likewise, recently defeated a Brazilian, Godofredo Castro, on his home turf at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Dillashaw (8-2) and Easton (13-3) is each coming off of a loss. Dillashaw lost a split decision loss to Raphael Assuncao UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil, while Easton hasn’t fought since losing a split decision to Brad Pickett in April.

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