Three reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 35….
1. What else is on Wednesday night???
As Houston sports fans there is not a whole lot going on. The Rockets are playing the Pelicans, so that is 60 percent of you can’t watch, but I would think a lot more of y’all can get Fox Sports 1. Instead of watching the Voice, Idol or whatever else give MMA and the UFC a chance. The Main event should be a Middleweight barn-burner between former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold and current fast riser Constantinos Philippou, both guys are within striking distance of fighting for the Middleweight belt.
2. Top 5 Bantamweight?
Well, neither T.J. Dillashaw nor Mike Easton are top 5 in the division. Both 135 pound fighters are on the cusp of being top 5. Both have also been on the edge of title contention. Dillashaw’s last loss was a semi controversial split decision loss to Brazilian Raphael Assuncao in Brazil. Easton is on a two fight losing streak, both decision losses, one to Brad Pickett and one to Assuncao.
3. The return of Charlie Brenneman:
Brenneman once a decent Welterweight was cut from the UFC after suffering 3 losses in a 4 fight stretch, during that stretch he was finished in the 1st round each time. Since being cut he dropped down to Lightweight and has been on a 4 fight win streak. On short notice he comes back to the UFC, replacing Jason High who pulled out due to an injury. He steps in facing a relative newbie in Beneil Dariush who will no doubt have the octagon jitters as he is set to face the bearded vet in Brenneman.
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