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The UFC have announced a featherweight contest has been added to UFC 197’s lineup as Chas Skelly is set to take on Darren Elkins in Las Vegas.
UFC 197: dos Anjos vs. McGregor is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held on March 5, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Four straight wins including finishes of Tom Niinimaki, Jim Alers and Kevin Souza, Skelly (15-1 MMA) could make his way into the featherweight top 15 over longtime 145-pound standout Elkins (19-5 MMA), who most recently scored a three-round unanimous decision win over Robert Whiteford in Dublin last October.
Tickets for UFC 197, which is headlined by the lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor and the women’s bantamweight title bout between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate, go on sale on January 22.
With this fight card addition UFC 197 now looks like this:
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight title
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly