Darren Elkins vs. Darrick Minner added to UFC Fight Night on July 24

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Veteran grappler Darren Elkins will tangle with rising featherweight Darrick Minner in summer.

Elkins (25-9 MMA, 15-8 UFC) faces Minner (26-11 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at a UFC Fight Night event on July 24, a card that does not currently have an announced location or venue.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the booking on Friday but asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Elkins will look to string consecutive wins together for the first time since January 2018. After winning six straight fights, the Team Alpha Male fighter endured a rough patch when he dropped four in a row, but he was able to snap his losing skid this past November with a third-round submission of Eduardo Garagorri.

Meanwhile, Dana White’s Contender Series alum Minner will look to make it three straight wins. Training out of Glory MMA, Minner is coming off back-to-back wins over T.J. Laramie and, most recently, Charles Rosa in February. A ground specialist, 22 of Minner’s 26 pro wins have come by submission.

With the addition, the UFC’s July 24 lineup now includes:

  • T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen

  • Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick

  • Macy Chiasson vs. Aspen Ladd

  • Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley

  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Kyler Phillips

  • Mickey Gall vs. Jordan Williams

  • Randy Costa vs. Adrian Yanez

  • Ian Heinisch vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Julio Arce vs. Andre Ewell

  • Darren Elkins vs. Darrick Minner