Found March 19, 2013 on Tito Couture:
Darren Elkins is coming off a first round TKO victory at UFC 158 and is getting right back into action, taking a short notice fight opposite number one ranked contender Chad Mendes.  Mendes was scheduled to face Clay Guida at the event but “The Carpenter” was forced to pull out of the bout with an injury.  Elkins is 5-0 in the UFC since dropping to featherweight but this is his first top ten opponent.  This is the fight he has been looking for and one to get him some serious recognition as a contender in the division.  Elkins is know for his grinding style and excellent wrestling.  However, Mendes is a former two time NCAA division one All American and possess some of the best wrestling in the division.  Should be a great test for Elkins to see just where his skills really are.  Thanks to MMA Fighting for the scope. Clay Guida out of FOX 7 Fight against Mendes Jose Aldo vs Pettis is on, if Aldo wins gets LW title shot
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