UFC Fight Night 35 has just been given an important middleweight bout between two top-10 fighters.
UFC president Dana announced at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold (10-2) will take on Costa Philippou (12-3, 1 NC).
This bout is set to serve as the main event for the event which takes place on January 15th.
Rockhold is returning after a knockout loss to Vitor Belfort back in May, his UFC debut. For Philippou, an injury forced him out of a fight with Ronaldo Souza on the same card as Rockhold’s last bout. He returned to action at UFC 165 back in September but lost to Francis Carmont via unanimous decision.
UFC Fight Night 35 will take place in Duluth, Georgia at the Arena at Gwinnett Center; and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.