Tim Elliott Replaces Joseph Benavidez, Meets Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110

By Tristen Critchfield May 11, 2017


Tim Elliott will replace the injured Joseph Benavidez and face Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110.

The promotion announced the new matchup on Wednesday evening. UFC Fight Night 110 takes place at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on June 10, and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Mark Hunt and Derrick Lewis.

Elliott went 2-4 during his initial UFC stint but returned to the promotion after winning Season 24 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” That performance earned him a flyweight title shot against Demetrious Johnson, and Elliott acquitted himself nicely but ultimately lost a unanimous verdict to “Mighty Mouse” at the “TUF 24” finale. The 30-year-old Missouri native rebounded at UFC on Fox 24, defeating Louis Smolka via unanimous decision on April 15.

Nguyen, meanwhile, has been victorious in three of his four Octagon appearances. The Integrated MMA product last appeared at UFC Fight Night 101, where he earned a unanimous decision triumph over Geane Herrera.

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