A featherweight confrontation pitting Steven
Siler against Darren
Elkins has been slated for UFC
Siler confirmed the booking via Twitter on Monday night following
an initial report from MMAWeekly.com.
UFC 154 takes place Nov. 17 at Bell Centre in Montreal and is
headlined by a welterweight title unification bout between
returning champion Georges St.
Pierre and interim titlist Carlos
Condit. The evening’s main card airs live on pay-per-view,
while the prelims will be broadcast immediately prior on Facebook
and the FX network.
Siler, 25, has already compiled 30 career outings to his credit in
his seven years as a professional. Last year, the featherweight
capped his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 by outpointing
cast mate Josh
Clopton at the Dec. 3 finale. Two more wins would then follow
for Siler, who took a unanimous verdict from Octagon staple
Miller in March and then submitted newcomer Joey
Gambino at June's UFC on FX 4.
Elkins, 28, also rides a three-fight winning streak heading into
his showdown with Siler. The Hoosier posted a pair of wins in 2011,
taking a controversial unanimous decision from Michihiro
Omigawa at UFC 131 before closing out the year by outpointing
Zhang last October at UFC 136. Elkins was victorious in his
lone appearance this year, weathering an early storm from Diego
Brandao and then outlasting the hard-punching “TUF 14” winner
en route to a unanimous nod from the judges at UFC 146.