UFC Fight Night 35 Lands New Middleweight and Lightweight Fights for Atlanta

Derek Brunson vs Chris Leben UFC 155As the days go by, the UFC‘s Atlanta card is filling up.

UFC officials announced on Tuesday that Yoel Romero will face Derek Brunson in a middleweight fight at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15. Also announced for the card will be a lightweight tilt between Vinc Pichel and Garett Whiteley.

Brunson (11-2) is on a two-fight winning streak, both wins coming in his first two UFC appearances. His last outing showed Brunson finishing Brian Houston with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their UFC Fight for the Troops 3 bout.

Romero (6-1), like Brunson, is the winner of his first two UFC appearances, and also most recently competed on the Fight for the Troops card. With a knockout in the third round, Romero picked up his last win over Ronny Markes.

Pichel (7-1) comes into Fight Night 35 with an intention of picking up his first UFC win. His last contest finished on the receiving end of a suplex and strikes, courtesy of Rustam Khabilov.

Whitely holds an identical record to Pichel at 7-1, and is also looking to pick up his first UFC win. His last efforts came at UFC Fight Night 29, a TKO loss to Alan Patrick Silva Alves.

UFC Fight Night 35 will take place at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

(Pictured: Derek Brunson)

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