Featherweights Darren Elkins, Ricardo Lamas to Clash in UFC Buenos Aires Co-Main Event
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 23, 2018
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s inaugural trip to Argentina
has a co-main event, as Darren
Elkins and Ricard Lamas will square off in a featherweight
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairing on Tuesday.
UFC Fight Night 140 takes place at Parque Roca Arena in Buenos
Aires on Nov. 17 and is headlined by a welterweight tilt between
Ponzinibbio and Neil Magny.
The card is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims
on UFC Fight Pass.
Elkins, 34, had a six-bout Octagon winning streak snapped in a
unanimous decision loss to Alexander
Volkanovski at UFC Fight Night 133 on July 14. “The Damage”
authored several come-from-behind wins during his tear, scoring
triumphs over the likes of Michael
Bermudez and Mirsad
Bektic, to name a few. Elkins is 14-5 over the course of a
promotional tenure that began in 2010.
A former 145-pound title challenger, Lamas will attempt to halt a
two-fight skid in his matchup with Elkins. The 36-year-old Chicago
native suffered a first-round knockout loss to Josh Emmett
at UFC on Fox 26 before dropping a split verdict against Bektic in
his most recent outing at UFC 225 on June 9. “The Bully” is 9-5 in
the UFC overall with victories over the likes of Charles
Sanchez, Cub Swanson,
Bermudez and Hacran