A 125-pound bout is the latest addition to the ever-expanding UFC 246 card.
A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Friday following an <a href="
UFC 246 takes place Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected for ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Askarov (10-0-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC), the former Absolute Championship Berkut champion made his promotional debut in September at UFC on ESPN+ 17. Askarov and Brandon Moreno fought three back-and-forth rounds, which ultimately ended as a draw.
Meanwhile, Elliott (15-9-1 MMA, 4-7 UFC) has alternated wins and losses since his UFC return in late 2016. In his most recent outing at UFC on ESPN+ 19 in October, Elliott was submitted 3:08 into the first round by Deiveson Figueiredo.
With the addition, the up-to-date UFC 246 lineup now includes:
Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
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- Tito Ortiz thinks he has a good chance to beat UFC champ Jon Jones
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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