A pair of bouts have been added to the inaugural UFC on Fuel TV 1 fight card, as featherweights Jonathan Brookins and Rani Yahya will square off while Aaron Simpson and Ronny Markes have been booked for a middleweight clash.
The promotion brought word of the pending contests earlier today, which are scheduled to take place on Feb. 15, 2012, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Brookins is looking to rebound from his first loss fighting inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Erik Koch this past Sept. 17 in New Orleans.
Yahya, meanwhile, is looking to do the same. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace was the latest victim on Chad Mendes' title tour back in August. The loss dropped Yahya to 1-3 in his last four fights.
Aaron Simpson, at the ripe old age of 37, has quietly put together a three-fight win streak and is making one final late career push to the top of the division.
Standing in his way is Ronny Markes, a 23-year-old young gun looking to make a name for himself stateside. In his Octagon debut, he impressively defeated Karlos Vemola but Simpson, a strong wrestler with heavy hands, presents a whole new set of problems.
Should be fun.
UFC on Fuel TV 1 takes place on Feb. 15, 2012, in Omaha and features "The Dream," Diego Sanchez, looking to extend his winning streak to three at the expense of fast-rising welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger. Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman is also penciled in to take place that night.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.