Holy fight announcements batman. The UFC announced no less than five bouts for UFC 146 in Vegas last night, and BE has brought you four of them so far. Here's the fifth. TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao faces a stiff test in his first "real" UFC bout when he meets Darren Elkins on May 26th. How good is this card looking so far?
Elkins (13-2) started out his UFC career as a lightweight, but dropped to 145 after a quick submission loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC on Versus 2. He has looked impressive at featherweight so far, picking up a pair of decision wins over Michihiro Omigawa and Tiequan Zhang.
Brandao, a Team Jackson fighter, finished every one of his opponents on his way to winning The Ultimate Fighter 14. His fight against Dennis Bermudez at the TUF 14 finale was a classic, which saw him come back from some early trouble to pick up a submission win with just nine seconds left in the first round. He also picked up two bonuses totaling $80,000 for the win.
Here's a look at the current UFC 146 card after last night's announcement firestorm:
Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem*
Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig
C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason Miller
Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane del Rosario
Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Darren Elkins vs. Diego Brandao
*Hasn't been officially confirmed by UFC yet