Darren Elkins and Hatsu Hioki Set to Fight at UFC on Fox Sports 1 #2

June 11, 2013
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Darren ElkinsA featherweight fight between Darren Elkins and Hatsu Hioki has been added to the UFC on Fox Sports 1: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 event slated for Aug. 28 in Indianapolis.

MMAWeekly.com sources on Tuesday confirmed the bout. It was initially reported by ESPN.com.

Elkins (16-3) recently had a five-fight winning streak disrupted by a buzz saw named Chad Mendes, losing via TKO in the first-round of their UFC on Fox 7 bout in San Jose, Calif.

He had been rocketing up the 145-pound ranks with a 5-0 record in the division before meeting Mendes. Elkins will be looking to Hioki to get back on track.

Hioki (26-6-2) is in a much different situation, his back against the wall after losing his last two fights. Hioki lost to Ricardo Lamas last summer then followed that with a loss to Clay Guida in January.

The former Shooto champion needs a win to ensure his roster spot.

Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann headline the fight card in a rematch of their 2009 bout, which Kampmann won via split decision.

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