Report: Zhang Tie Quan vs Darren Elkins targeted for UFC 136 in Houston


Everybody Zhang Quan tonight.

Chinese jiu-jitsu ace Zhang Tie Quan will make his return to the Octagon on Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas at UFC 136 against Darren Elkins, according to a report from

Quan made his debut in the world's largest fight promotion back at UFC 127 in Australia after posting a 1-1 record with the WEC before the merger. He made short work of Jason Reinhardt choking him out in the very first round.

Elkins, meanwhile, made his first trip to down to the featherweight division a successful one by upsetting Michihiro Omigawa at the UFC 131 event back in June.

It did not come without controversy, however, as pundits and fans alike felt as though Elkins was gifted a decision by incompetent judges. Either way, his record reflects a victory and he's now 2-1 in the UFC.

UFC 136 quickly went from barren and potentially boring to a stacked, must-see pay-per-view event. The card will be headlined by the third and final fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard with Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian occupying the co-main event slot.

If that's not enough for you, a veritable number one middleweight contender bout pitting a returning Chael Sonnen against "All American" Brian Stann is also going down in "Space City."

And to top it all off, the list of incredible match-ups booked for the card include Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago, Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens.

For all the latest news and notes -- and there are plenty -- for UFC 136 be sure to check out our event archive right here.

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