Elkins-vs-Zhang-ufc136-2Chad Mendes is now slated to fight Darren Elkins at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20 in San Jose, Calif.

UFC officials announced the new match-up on Tuesday morning.

This will hopefully be the final in a laundry list of opponent changes for Mendes (13-1). He was originally scheduled to fight Manny Gamburyan at UFC 157. When Gamburyan withdrew due to injury, Mendes was then moved to the UFC on Fox 7 card to face Clay Guida. Like Gamburyan, Guida succumbed to an injury, pulling out of that fight.

Mendes will remain on the UFC on Fox 7 fight card, trying to claw his way back into title contention by stepping into the Octagon opposite Elkins.

Elkins (11-2) was doing well as a lightweight, but has a spotless record since making the drop to 145 pounds.

He is currently on a five-fight winning streak at featherweight, fresh off of a TKO stoppage of Antonio Carvalho at this past weekend’s UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz in Montreal.

The two will likely take an open spot on the UFC on Fox 7 prelims that air on FX.

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson squares off with Strikeforce 155-pound titleholder Gilbert Melendez in the UFC on Fox 7 main event.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Unbeaten James Vick Steps in to Face Evan Dunham at UFC 199

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

Lightweight Evan Dunham found out this week that he'd be facing a new opponent at UFC 199. read news >>

Holly Holm Possible UFC on FOX 20 Headliner; Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza Announced

  • 23 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC on FOX 20 received a bout pitting Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza, and could also include Holly Holm and Anthony Johnson's next fights. read news >>

Holly Holm, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson to Return on Stacked UFC on Fox 20

  • 23 days ago
  • 61 views

UFC on Fox 20 went from empty to absolutely packed with a series of fight announcements on Wednesday night. The headliner? An interesting striker vs. striker matchup between former women's bantamweig read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Clash Signed for UFC on FOX 20

  • 23 days ago
  • 27 views

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira will meet at UFC on FOX 20 in a light heavyweight battle that should determine the next championship challenger. read news >>

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Official as UFC on FOX 20 Headliner

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

A women's bantamweight clash between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko will headline UFC on FOX 20. read news >>

Cole Miller Steps In To Face B.J. Penn at UFC 199

  • 17 days ago
  • 24 views

24 hours after Dennis Siver withdrew from UFC 199 due to an undisclosed injury, the UFC has found a replacement to face former lightweight champion B.J. Penn on the June 4 fight card. read news >>