The first-ever UFC show in Argentina has found its co-main event.
Two MMA fighters will try to recover from their previous loss as Ricardo Lamas and Darren Elkins are set to co-headline UFC Buenos Aires in an intriguing featherweight bout next month.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be heading to South America for the first time this November 17 to host the inaugural UFC Buenos Aires, with six of its main card to be aired live on Fox Sports 1.
The promotion officials made an official announcement last Tuesday that the Lamas-Elkins will be the co-headlining act.
The featherweight contender Elkins has a current win-loss record of 24-6. He captured an impressive six-fight winning streak before Alex Volkanovski handed him his first loss in seven consecutive fights at UFC Boise via unanimous decision.
The loss saw ‘The Damage’ absorbed a dose of his own medicine as his opponent did a massive destruction. However, Elkins fought hard up to the final buzzer but was not enough to salvage a win.
Despite the loss, Elkins remains as one of the top contenders in his division. Among his memorable victories in his journey to get a title shot were the submission of Michael Johnson, a split decision over Dennis Bermudez, and the dramatic come-from-behind knockout win against Mirsad Bektic at UFC 209.
On the other side of the fence, Lamas is looking to halt his two-fight losing skid. For the first time in his career, he lost two consecutive matches when Josh Emmett sent him crashing back to earth via a stunning knockout last year before absorbing a painful split decision loss against Bektic at UFC 225. His last win came at the expense of Jason Knight after he made a quick work at UFC 214.
Who will barge into the win column? Elkins and Lamas will bring in the fireworks at UFC Buenos Aires before Santiago Ponzinibbio and Neil Magny star in the main event.