Undefeated Brazilian lightweight Edson Barboza (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) likely will serve the first obligation of a multi-fight deal with the UFC when he meets Darren Elkins (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 123.
Sources close to the event informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the matchup Wednesday evening and said the fighters have already agreed to the proposed contest, though bout agreements have yet to be distributed.
Although not officially announced, UFC 123 takes place Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit.
Barboza vs. Elkins is targeted for the non-televised portion of the pay-per-view event.
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