The UFC announced on Tuesday that Elkins is scheduled take on Brazilian featherweight Hacran Dias at the UFC Fight Night 58 card in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20.
Elkins (18-4) scored a split decision victory over Lucas Martins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25, putting an end on "Mineiro’s" three-fight winning streak. He returns to Brazil on Dec. 20 looking to two wins in a row for the first time since early 2013.
Dias (21-3-1) fights with his back against the wall after consecutive losses to Nik Lentz and Ricardo Lamas. The Nova Uniao fighter hasn’t won a fight since his UFC debut in June 2012, when he defeated Iuri Alcantara via decision.
UFC Fight Night 58 takes place at the Jose Correa gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil. The complete fight card is the following.
Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway
Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Igor Pokrajac
Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes
Rony Jason vs. Tom Niinimaki
Darren Elkins vs. Hacran Dias
Rashid Magomedov vs. Elias Silverio
Yuta Sasaki vs. Leandro Issa
Dan Miller vs. Daniel Sarafian
Rodney Collier vs. Vitor Miranda
Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Tim Means