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UFC on Fuel TV 1 Adds Simpson vs. Markes, Brookins vs. Yahya

Aaron SimpsonTwo more matchups are official for the UFC on Fuel TV 1 fight card, as middleweights Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and featherweights Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yahya are set for the February 15 event in Omaha, Nebraska, the UFC announced Wednesday.

Simpson (11-2) has rebounded from back-to-back losses to Chris Leben and Mark Munoz with a three-straight wins, including his most-recent victory over Eric Schafer at UFC 136, while Markes (12-1) topped Karlos Vemola in his Octagon debut at UFC on Versus 6 for his fifth-straight win.

Brookins (12-4) returned to 145-pounds with a loss to Erik Koch at UFC Fight Night 25 after winning The Ultimate Fighter 12 at lightweight, while Yahya (16-7) won his UFC debut over Mike Brown before falling to top contender Chad Mendes at UFC 133.

UFC on Fuel TV 1 is headlined by welterweight contenders Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez and also includes heavyweights Stefan Struve and Dave Herman.

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