Tim Elliott Set To Fight Newcomer Mark Delarosa At UFC 219
Saying that Tim Elliott has had a terrible month is the understatement of the year. Elliot looks to change that as sources close to MMA Today revealed that the fighter was going to be competing at UFC 219, where he will meet Mark Delarosa. Elliott would also confirm the news on Twitter, with Marcel Dorff also confirming reports.
— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) December 19, 2017
The standout Flyweight and TUF 24 winner was scheduled to fight Justin Scoggins at UFC Winnipeg this past weekend, but Scoggins was forced out with a spinal injury. After an onslaught of rumors and not being able to get a fight, Elliott drew UFC newcomer and highly touted prospect Pietro Menga.
Unfortunately for all parties involved Menga was unable to make weight and was heavy enough for Elliott to walk away from the fight. Something that raised questions from fans and fighters alike, asking is the UFC is setting fighters up to fail with the last minute replacement fights?
If it wasn’t stressful enough, Elliott lost coach and close friend Robert Follis. The news crushed many in the MMA community, but none harder than Elliott
This man made me feel like I was great, he believed that I could beat anyone in the world. For a brief moment he made me believe. I love and miss you sir, the game will never be the same pic.twitter.com/P7nSxVd9cL
— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) December 18, 2017
Elliott is eager to get in the cage and use his last camp with his coach, which has lead to him taking a fight with Mark Delarosa at next weekend’s UFC 219 pay-per-view.
I am sure it will be hard for people to focus on the pure fight aspect of this fight which will obviously have so much emotion behind it. Hopefully it brings some type of therapeutic relief for Elliott and everyone involved.