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UFC Fight Night 35: Luke Rockhold vs Costas Philippou results

According to a Jan. 15 report from MMA Junkie, Luke Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is set to battle Costas Philippou (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 35, which takes place at Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.

Luke Rockhold is set to fight Costas Philippou at UFC Fight Night 35
Luke Rockhold is set to fight Costas Philippou at UFC Fight Night 35
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Rockhold, 29, knows he's in for a tough fight against a grizzled veteran such as Philippou.

“Costa’s a good, solid boxer who knows how to gauge the distance and keep the fight where he wants it for the most part,” Rockhold said. “Carmont definitely exposed a weakness in his game. … He’s got to get through my arsenal of strikes, and the thing is, if he gets too close, he might just trip and fall into a guillotine or a ground-and-pound situation.

“This is not a good time to fight me,” he said. “It’s the wrong place and wrong time to be fighting me. Now it’s time for me to do my thing here. I didn’t come here to be second best or to just be a journeyman. I came here to be the best – the best of the best.”

With a victory, Rockhold is hoping to inch closer to a rematch with Vitor Belfort.

“The Vitor loss was tough – it’s a tough one to suck up,” Rockhold said. “I’ve somewhat moved on, and I’m focused on what’s ahead of me, but it’s definitely still something (I think about). … I think I can definitely rewrite that story a little better, and I’d like a rematch somewhere down the line. Obviously I’m tired of people talking about that kick.”

In the UFC Fight Night 35 co-main, Lorenz Larkin (185) and Brad Tavares (185) meet in a key middleweight tilt.

UFC Fight Night 35, which airs on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m., also features a bantamweight fight pitting hard-hitting knockout artist T.J. Dillashaw (135) against Mike Easton (135).

Here's a look at the full UFC Fight Night 35 weigh-in results:

  • Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Costas Philippou (185)
  • Lorenz Larkin (185) vs. Brad Tavares (185)
  • T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Mike Easton (135)
  • Yoel Romero Palacio (185) vs. Derek Brunson (185)
  • Dustin Ortiz (124) vs. John Moraga (126)
  • Cole Miller (145) vs. Sam Sicilia (145)
  • Ramsey Nijem (155) vs. Justin Edwards (155)
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg (155) vs. Elias Silverio (155)
  • Trevor Smith (186) vs. Brian Houston (185)
  • Alptekin Ozkilic (125) vs. Louis Smolka (125)
  • Vinc Pichel (155) vs. Garett Whiteley (156)
  • Charlie Brenneman (155) vs. Beneil Dariush (156)