Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins announced for UFC 179

A featherweight bout is the latest edition to the UFC 179 fight card as Darren Elkins will meet Lucas Martins in a bout that is expected to take place on the preliminary card. UFC 179

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on late Monday evening.

UFC 179 will come from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25th and will be headlined by Jose Aldo defending the UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes.

Elkins (17-4) has dropped two of his last three fights after winning five straight fights once he dropped down to the featherweight division. In his most recent fight, he lost a decision to Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 10 and his last victory came in August of last year against Hatsu Hioki.

Martins (15-1) came to the UFC as a lightweight and made his UFC featherweight debut in July as he defeated Alex White by knockout in the third round. He won a performance of the night in that victory and he has won a fight night bonus in two of his last three fights.

The current UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II fight card is below.

Jose Aldo (24-1) vs. Chad Mendes (16-1)
Glover Teixeira (22-3) vs. Phil Davis (12-2, 1NC)
Felipe Arantes (16-6-1, 2NC) vs. Andre Fili (13-2)
Scott Jorgensen (15-9) vs. Wilson Reis (18-5)
Fabio Maldonado (21-7) vs. Hans Stringer (22-5-3)
Neil Magny (12-3) vs. William Macario (7-1)
Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1) vs. Josh Shockley (11-3)
Alan Patrick (12-0) vs. Beneil Dariush (8-1)
Yan Cabral (11-1) vs. Naoyuki Kotani (33-11-7)
Darren Elkins (17-4) vs. Lucas Martins (15-1)