With their original opponents sidelined, featherweights Jonathan Brookins and Vagner Rocha will now square off at UFC on Fuel TV 1, while a bantamweight bout betweenWalel Watson and TJ Dillashaw has also been booked for the February 15 event in Omaha, Nebraska, the UFC announced Thursday.
Brookins (12-4), who was originally slated to face Rani Yahya at the event, dropped a unanimous decision to Erik Koch in his return to 145-pounds in September after winning The Ultimate Fighter 12 at lightweight the previous December.
Rocha (7-2), who was scheduled to face Mike Brown later this month at UFC on FX 1, submitted Cody McKenzie for his first UFC win in September after coming up short against Donald Cerrone in June.
Watson (9-3) was outpointed by Yves Jabouin last month at UFC 140 after knocking out Joseph Sandoval in just 77-seconds in his Octagon debut in October, while Dillashaw suffered a first-round TKO to John Dodson in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 14 in December.
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Pictured: Jonathan Brookins