UFC 131: Michihiro Omigawa vs Darren Elkins featherweight fight booked for Vancouver


Top 10 featherweight Michihiro Omigawa, the man with perhaps the most deceiving record in mixed martial arts, will get another opportunity to prove he's among the best 145-pounders in the world when he takes on former lightweight Darren Elkins at UFC 131. today passed along a report that the match up is in the works for the pay-per-view (PPV) event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 11, 2011.

Omigawa, at 12-9-1, boasts a not-so-impressive lightweight record (4-7), but had been on a tear since dropping 10 pounds, defeating the likes of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum Nam Phan, as well as Sengoku titleholders Hatsu Hioki and Marlon Sandro.

His Octagon return, however, was less-than-triumphant. The Japanese import was manhandled by Alpha Male uber-prospect Chad Mendes on the UFC 126 undercard, losing a brutal unanimous decision beatdown.

Omigawa will look to get back on track in the Great White North.


Elkins, 1-1 in the Octagon, has spent less than a minute and a half inside the cage, having been submitted almost instantly by rising prospect Charles Oliveira in his debut and accidentally obliterating Bang Ludwig's ankle.

Despite his limited (and odd) experience inside the Octagon, Elkins sports a respectable record (11-2) heading into this fight. At 5'10," the Indiana native will also hold a significant size advantage over most featherweight fighters not named George Roop.

UFC 131 has yet to be announced by the promotion, but is currently rumored to feature a main event between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, taking on Junior dos Santos following the conclusion of their coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13.

As usual, keep it locked to for any updates to this still-developing fight card.

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