The UFC’s return to the Peach State is one step closer to complete with the addition of a lightweight fight to the card.
Elias Silverio (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) next month at UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia. UFC officials announced the new booking on Friday night.
UFC Fight Night 35 takes place Jan. 15 at Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., north of Atlanta. The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie. The card is headlined by a fight between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou.