Article

UFC Returns to Atlanta January 15

The UFC will return to Atlanta in January 2014.
UFC officials today announced that the organization will return to the Atlanta area with a fight card booked for Wednesday, January 15 at Duluth's Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Two fights are already set for the date, with Georgia's own Cole Miller facing Sam Sicilia. Both are coming off recent and impressive victories in the featherweight division and have verbally agreed to the matchup. Plus, powerful bantamweights TJ Dillashaw and Mike Easton will meet in a finishers' faceoff.

Atlanta has twice hosted memorable UFC events. Most recently, the city was the site of UFC 145 and its light heavyweight grudge and title bout between onetime training partners-turned-rivals Jon Jones and Rashad Evans. Atlanta was also home to UFC 88, the event where Rashad Evans silenced the crowd with a one-punch knockout of legend Chuck Liddell.

The event is slated to air live on FOX Sports 1 in the US.

Tickets for this UFC Fight Night event will go on sale Friday, December 6. More details on the event -- including the main event and other bouts -- will be available in coming weeks on UFC.com.

Media

Recent
UFC Countdown goes behind the scenes as four of the sport’s best athletes prepare for their title fights at UFC 181. Current UFC and former WEC champ Anthony Pettis puts his lightweight title on the line against former Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez.
Nov 29, 2014
Tickets to the biggest UFC event ever in Europe go on sale this Friday 28th November. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson as well as Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi at the 30,000 seater Tele2 Arena.
Nov 26, 2014
Team Pettis team members offer their opinions on the bout between teammates Jessica Penne and Aisling Daly. Catch the all-new episode tonight on FOX Sports 1!
Nov 26, 2014
Striker Jessica Penne prepares to take on hard-charging strawweight Jessica Penne with Team Pettis coaches before taking the Octagon in an all-new episode of The Ultimate Fighter!
Nov 26, 2014