Two veterans of The Ultimate Fighter will compete on February’s UFC on FUEL TV 1 card, as T.J. Dillashaw takes on Walel Watson, and Jonathan Brookins collides with Vagner Rocha.
UFC on FUEL TV 1 takes place February 15 from Omaha, Nebraska. In the main event, Diego Sanchez battles Jake Ellenberger. Both new fights are slated for the preliminary card.
Dillashaw recently competed on the final season of TUF on Spike TV, falling in the 135-pound finals to John Dodson. The Team Alpha Male member sports a career record of 4-1. Watson is 1-1 in his UFC career and 9-3 overall, having lost to Yves Jaboiun this past December after downing Joseph Sandoval.
Brookins captured the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter, but was defeated by Erik Koch in his most recent fight. The loss snapped a four-fight win streak for Brookins. As for his opponent, Rocha, he had been slated to meet Mike Brown at UFC on FX 1 before Brown went down with an injury. Now, Rocha (7-2) replaces Rani Yahya to face off with Brookins.