A matchup pitting two of the most seasoned fighters at 145 pounds is coming this winter.
The organization added the matchup on Thursday evening.
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Elkins (25-9 MMA, 15-8 UFC) last fought in July where he picked up a second-round TKO win over Darrick Minner. The win over Minner put him on a two-fight winning streak, which snapped a four-fight skid that extended two years. Elkins has been competing in the UFC for over a decade, as he debuted back in March 2010.
On the other hand, Swanson is looking to get back to his winning ways after suffering a first-round TKO to Giga Chikadze back in May. The 37-year-old had two impressive showings prior to the defeat, having bested Daniel Pineda and Kron Gracie. Swanson has also been fighting under the UFC lights for over a decade, having joined the company in 2011.
With the addition, the current lineup for UFC Fight Night on Dec 18. is as follows:
Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus
Amanda Lemos vs. Nina Nunes
Darren Elkins vs. Cub Swanson
Anthony Hernandez vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon
Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Sayles
Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Harry Hunsucker vs. Justin Tafa
Photos: Cub Swanson through the years
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