UFC Returns to Georgia in January with Cole Miller-Sam Sicilia, T.J. Dillashaw-Mike Easton

By Mike Whitman Nov 14, 2013
Team Alpha Male product T.J. Dillashaw will face Mike Easton on Jan. 15. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to the Atlanta area on Jan. 15.

The show will likely serve as UFC Fight Night 35 and is slated to take place at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. Two fights were Thursday announced for the event, as Sam Sicilia meets Cole Miller at featherweight and T.J. Dillashaw battles Mike Easton at 135 pounds.

Sicilia, 27, halted a two-fight skid this past Saturday, when the “TUF 15” alum knocked out “TUF: Brazil” vet Godofredo Castro at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil.

In Miller, Sicilia faces a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who owns 14 of his 20 victories by way of submission. “Magrinho” last competed on Oct. 26, when he outpointed Andy Ogle at UFC Fight Night 30.

Dillashaw introduced himself to UFC fans as a cast member on “TUF 14” but was knocked out by John Dodson at the live finale. The Team Alpha Male rep most recently competed last month at UFC Fight Night 29, where Raphael Assuncao halted his four-fight winning streak in a split decision.

Easton, 29, rides back-to-back losses into his clash with Dillashaw. “The Hulk” was last seen in April, when he dropped a split decision to highly-regarded Brit Brad Pickett at UFC on Fuel TV 9.


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