A flyweight matchup is the latest addition to the UFC’s Jan. 16 event.
Tim Elliott (15-11-1 MMA, 4-9 UFC) will face Jordan Espinosa (15-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC). No location or name designation has been announced for the event.
MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with a person close to the situation following an initial report from MMA DNA. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an announcement.
Elliott snapped a three-fight losing skid by defeating Ryan Benoit via unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 13 in July. It was his first win since submitting Mark De La Rosa at UFC 219 in 2017.
Espinosa also has lost three of his past four and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to David Dvorak in September at UFC on ESPN+ 36. Prior to that, the Contender Series graduate picked up a unanimous decision win over De La Rosa in June.
With the addition, the UFC’s Jan. 16 lineup now includes:
- Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon
- Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
- Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa