Another addition has been made to the UFC’s flyweight division with Tim Elliott bringing his eight-fight winning streak to the promotion. However, his debut will come in a less-than envious situation as Elliott will replace Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 3 against John Dodson.
The card is set for May 5 from East Rutherford, New Jersey with a quartet of important clashes including Jim Miller-Nate Diaz and Johny Hendricks-Josh Koscheck. Elliott-Dodson is slated for the prelims which will be televised by FUEL TV.
Elliott lost two of his first three MMA fights, with the third being ruled a Draw. Since that time, he has won eight straight including a win over former UFC champion Jens Pulver.
Dodson (12-5) won the Ultimate Fighter 14, defeating T.J. Dillashaw in the final last December, but hasn’t fought since.
MMAJunkie was the first to report the signing of Elliott with his picture since replacing Uyenoyama’s on the UFC’s official fight page. No reason for Uyenoyama’s departure has been given.
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