by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday finalized the fight card for its first foray on the Versus network. UFC on Versus 1 rounds out at 11 on March 21 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo.
The UFC officially added a bout between Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Darren Elkins to the preliminary portion of the fight card on Thursday.
Broomfield being part of the Denver metro area, Ludwig is fighting in front of his hometown crowd.
He was originally expecting to face Spencer Fisher, but an injury forced Fisher off the card. Coming off of a win over UFC veteran Gideon Ray, Elkins immediately stepped up to face Ludwig.
UFC on Versus 1 features a headline bout between light heavyweights Brandon Vera and Jon “Bones” Jones, as well as a heavyweight feature bout pitting Brazilians Junior Dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga against one another.
Main Bouts (On Versus):
-Jon Jones (9-1; #10 Light Heavyweight) vs. Brandon Vera (11-4)
-Junior Dos Santos (10-1; #6 Heavyweight) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (11-4)
-Cheick Kongo (14-6-1) vs. Paul Buentello (27-11)
-James Irvin (14-5) vs. Alessio Sakara (14-7)
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Clay Guida (25-11) vs. Shannon Gugerty (12-4)
-Eliot Marshall (8-1) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (23-4)
-Duane Ludwig (19-10) vs. Darren Elkins (9-1)
-John Howard (13-4) vs. Daniel Roberts (9-0)
-Brendan Schaub (4-1) vs. Chase Gormley (6-1)
-Mike Pierce (10-3) vs. Julio Paulino (17-2)
-Jason Brilz (17-2-1) vs. Eric Schafer (11-4-2)
* Based on MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings