The inaugural UFC on Fuel TV event continues to grow as the company has officially added to more bouts to the card. Aaron Simpson and Ronny Markes will do battle in the middleweight division while featherweights Jonathan Brookins and Rani Yahya will trade leather as well.
It’s not yet known whether or not these fights will take place on the main portion of the broadcast or the preliminary portion.
Simpson is currently riding a three fight win streak that has seen him take out Mario Miranda, Brad Tavares, and Eric Schafer. He’s only lost twice in his professional career to top middleweights Chris Leben and Mark Munoz in consecutive bouts back in 2010.
Markes made a successful UFC debut this past August, defeating highly-touted wrestler Karlos Vemola by unanimous decision. The victory upped his win streak to five and came after a win against former WEC middleweight champ Paulo Filho.
Brookins will look to bounce back following a loss to Erik Koch in his return to 145. Prior to the loss, Brookins won The Ultimate Fighter 12 lightweight tournament, defeating Michael Johnson in the finals.
Yahya will most likely be fighting for his job against Brookins as he’s been on the wrong side of the decision in three of his last four bouts, posting losses against Joseph Benavidez, Takeya Mizugaki, and Chad Mendes with just a lone win over former WEC featherweight title-holder Mike Brown.
UFC on Fuel TV 1 is scheduled for February 15 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The night will be headlined by a welterweight bout between top contenders Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez.
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