Featherweights will compete in the UFC 179 main event, and two more will compete somewhere else on the card, as officials announced Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins recently.
Set for October 25 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the card features a main event between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes for the 145-pound title. Phil Davis-Glover Teixeira is set for the co-main that night from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium.
Elkins (17-3) has won seven of 10 Octagon bouts, but is just 1-2 in his last three. He suffered a pair of losses to Mendes and Jeremy Stephens after stringing together a five-fight win streak.
Martins (15-1) has won three of his four UFC bouts, including three in a row. He has stopped Jeremy Larsen, Junior Hernandez and Alex White, falling only to lightweight Edson Barboza in his debut.
Below is the current lineup for the night:
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. William Macario
Lightweight: Fabricio Camoes vs. Josh Shockley
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Alan Patrick
Lightweight: Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins