Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer, Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins Added to UFC 209 Lineup

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 3, 2017


Todd Duffee has an opponent for his Octagon return, as he will face Mark Godbeer in a heavyweight bout at UFC 209 in Las Vegas.

Promotion officials also announced that Mirsad Bektic will meet Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout at the March 4 event, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card doesn’t yet have a headliner but is expected to feature a heavyweight rematch between Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt.

Duffee last appeared at UFC Fight Night 71 in July 2015, when he lost to Frank Mir in the evening’s main event via first-round knockout. Godbeer, meanwhile, made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19, falling to Justin Ledet via first-round submission.

Bektic is unbeaten in 11 professional bouts and four Octagon appearances, including a first-round submission of Russell Doane in his most recent outing at UFC 204. Elkins enters the matchup on the strength of successive decision triumphs over Godofredo Castro, Chas Skelly and Robert Whiteford.

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