Three fight added to UFC Fight Night in Atlanta including High vs. Amagov

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

The UFC will return to the Atlanta area in January and the card is quickly filling up. The promotion added three more bouts last night, including an intriguing matchup at welterweight.

The UFC will run four events in the first 32 days of 2014, and one of them will be a Fight Night event in the Atlanta area on January 15th. With less than two months until that goes down, it's not surprising that the card is filling up fast. The promotion added three bouts to the event scheduled to take place in the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The UFC News twitter feed confirmed them:

The biggest of the three bouts is easily the Jason High vs. Adlan Amagov matchup. High (18-4) is 2-2 in the UFC overall but has won two in a row. His most recent win came via unanimous decision over Anthony Lapsley at UFC 167. Amagov (13-2-1), a Strikeforce veteran like High, is 2-0 in the UFC thus far and is coming off a very nice knockout win over T.J. Waldburger at UFC 166.

In another bout, Brian Houston (4-1) meets ex-Strikeforce fighter Trevor Smith (10-4). Both men are 0-1 in the UFC. Houston was stopped by Derek Brunson in just 48 seconds in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 31, while Smith won fight of the night in a close split-decision loss to Ed Herman at UFC on Fox 8.

Finally, Justin Edwards (8-3) meets Ramsey Nijem (7-4) in a battle of TUF 13 contestants. Edwards is 2-3 overall in the UFC and is coming off a TKO loss to Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 27 in August. This will be his first UFC bout at lightweight. Nijem is 3-3 in the UFC overall but has lost his last two. He was finished by James Vick in just 58 seconds in his last bout.

High vs. Amagov sounds like a main card fight to me, while the other two will be likely placed on the preliminary card. The headliner for the Georgia card will see former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold meet Costa Philippou.

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