Chad Mendes vs. Darren Elkins
We conclude the prelims with featherweight contenders Chad Mendes (13-1) and Darren Elkins (16-2) doing battle. The referee will be Herb Dean. Mendes, a former title contender, has won two straight, while Elkins is 5-0 since joining the ranks of 145 pounds.
Round 1: Mendes unloads with a huge right hand that backs Elkins up and doesn’t let him recover, attacking and finishing this one quickly. What a great run by Team Alpha Male in the last couple of weeks from Urijah Faber to T.J. Dillashaw to Joseph Benavidez to Mendes.
Chad Mendes def. Darren Elkins via TKO (strikes) at 1:08 of Round 1