UFC Fight Night 35 Adds 3 New Matchups
The UFC will be returning to the good ol’ state of Georgia for Fight Night 35, and three more fights have been recently added to the card: Welterweights Adlan Amagov and Jason High will square off, as well as middleweights Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith, and lightweights Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem.
If you aren’t familiar with these newly-added fighters (and all of their fancy nicknames), here’s a quick rundown:
Adlan “Borz” Amagov has lost only one fight in his last 15 outings, picking up that loss during a 3-1 stretch under the Strikeforce banner. Amagov started his UFC career in 2013, quickly picking up some wins against T.J. Waldburger and Chris Spang.
Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High has fought three times in the UFC, losing his debut against Erick Silva (a tough opponent for a first fight), but rebounding with wins over Anthony Lapsley and James Head.
Brian “B-Hue” Houston impressed the UFC with three first-round knockouts on the regional circuit, but also lost his UFC debut when he was submitted by Derek Brunson at Fight Night 31, earlier this month.
Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith lost his UFC debut (are you seeing a pattern here?), but picked up “Fight of the Night” honors in the process, losing a split-decision to Ed “Short Fuse” Herman in July. Smith might find himself on the chopping block if he loses his upcoming fight, as he is just 1-3 in his last 4 fights, after a tremendous 9-1 start to his professional career.
Justin “Fast Eddy” Edwards and Ramsey Nijem were both cast members of “The Ultimate Fighter 13″, and both fighters are having a hard time finding success, going just 2-3 and 3-3 in their UFC careers, respectively (and yes, both of them lost their UFC debuts).
The main event card will air on Fox Sports 1, but you can catch the prelims right here at BJPenn.com, as we will have a live stream for your viewing pleasure.
Here’s how the card is shaping up so far:
•Constantinos Philippou vs. Luke Rockhold
•Cole Miller vs. Sam Sicilia
•Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares
•T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton
•Ovince St. Preux vs. opponent TBA
•Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem
•Adlan Amagov vs. Jason High
•Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith
As always, stay tuned to BJPenn.com for any upcoming fight announcements.