Darren Elkins will have to win his next fight in hostile territory. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Darren Elkins will attempt to bounce back from a loss when he faces Lucas Martins at UFC 179.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Tuesday announced the bout. The pay-per-view event takes place at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 25 and features a featherweight title rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The card also includes a key light heavyweight showdown pitting Phil Davis against Glover Teixeira.
Elkins will fight for the 11th time inside the Octagon, where he has accrued a record of 7-3. The 30-year-old Hobart, Ind., native will look to get back to his winning ways, having lost to Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 10 “Henderson vs. Thomson.”
Martins lost to Edson Barboza in his UFC debut but has since bounced back with three straight victories by way of finish. “Mineiro” has stopped Jeremy Larson and Alex White by knockout, and also forced Ramiro Hernandez to submit to a first-round rear-naked choke.