Ricardo Lamas vs. Darren Elkins slated for UFC Argentina co-main event

Ricardo Lamas

A featherweight matchup between Ricardo Lamas (18-7) and Darren Elkins (24-6) has been added as the co-main event of UFC Argentina on November 17. UFC officials confirmed the news on Tuesday.

Lamas is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his career after having fought Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic. “The Bully” will be looking for his first win since July 2017, where he finished Jason Knight first-round TKO at UFC 214.

The 36-year-old is a former featherweight title challenger and boasts notable wins over the likes of James Krause, Cub Swanson, and Charles Oliveria.

Elkins also looks to get back on the winning track after dropping a unanimous decision against Alexander Volkanovski in July. The loss snapped the Team Alpha Male product’s six-fight win streak, which included stoppage victories over the previously mentioned Bektic and Michael Johnson.

Through 30-career fights, the 34-year-old has never lost two-straight fights. Elkins competes for the third time this year.

UFC Argentina takes place at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 17. Here’s an updated look at the card (bout order yet to be finalized):

Welterweight – 170lbs: Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Featherweight – 145lbs: Ricardo Lamas vs. Darren Elkins

Light Heavyweight – 205lbs: Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Johnny Walker

Middleweight – 185lbs: TBD vs. Alessio Di Chirico

Bantamweight – 135lbs: Guido Cannetti vs. Marlon Vera

Strawweight – 115lbs: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Poliana Botelho

Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Tom Breese

Featherweight: Enrique Barzola vs. Nad Narimani

Welterweight: Michel Prazeres vs. Bartosz Fabiński

Lightweight – 155lbs: Jesus Pinedo vs. Devin Powell

Flyweight – 125lbs: Ariane Lipski vs. Maryna Moroz

Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Ulka Sasaki

Featherweight: Austin Arnett vs. Humberto Bandenay

Welterweight: Laureano Staropoli vs. Hector Aldana

Who wins this pivotal featherweight matchup between Lamas and Elkins? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/23/2018