Special to MyMMANews from MMA UK’s Jade Morris
Scotland’s Robert ‘The Hammer’ Whiteford prepares to face Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin this Saturday.
MMA UK Correspondent Jade Morris catches up with the UFC 145-pounder to get his thoughts on the match up.
“I didn’t come here to be average, I’m here to put my mark on the division,” Whiteford said.
Whiteford (12-2) has won two out of his last three fights in the UFC, with his last fight ending in an impressive first rond knockout against Paul Redmond.
Elkins (18-5) is coming off a loss to Hacran Dias and has won two of his last five fights.
Set to take place at the 3Arena the atmosphere amongst the Irish fans is sure to be electric with Dana White calling it the “Pound for pound the loudest place I’ve ever been.”
After injury has plagued the UFC Dublin card, the event is now headlined by Paddy Holhoan vs. Louis Smolka.
The latest UFC Fight Night 76 lineup:
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray
Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford