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Darren Elkins Drops to 145, Expected to Face Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 131

Darren ElkinsDarren Elkins is dropping from lightweight to featherweight and is expected to meet Michihiro Omigawa in his 145-pound debut at UFC 131 on June 11 in Vancouver, Canada, according to MMAjunkie.

Elkins (12-2) was submitted in just 41-seconds by Charles Oliveira in August to fall to 1-1 in the UFC, while Omigawa (12-9-1) dropped his UFC return to featherweight contender Chad Mendes at UFC 126 to snap a five-fight win streak.

The UFC 131 fight card is headlined by The Ultimate Fighter 13 coaches Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos for the next shot at heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and also includes Kenny Florian’s featherweight debut against Diego Nunes.

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