Darren
Elkins
18-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 18-4-0
Summary: Great condition, good wrestler, good ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Damage
From: Hobart, Indiana USA
Fights Out Of: Hobart, Indiana USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
886
30% Successful
270
Types of Successful Strikes
0
270
58% Standing
32%
157
26
87
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
42
31% Successful
13
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
14
20
0
Takedown Defense
25
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Darren Elkins Jan 25, 2014
21 0 4 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeremy Stephens 40 1 0 0
Win
Darren Elkins Aug 28, 2013
48 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Hatsu Hioki 31 1 0 1
Loss
Chad Mendes Apr 20, 2013
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Darren Elkins 2 0 0 0
Win
Antonio Carvalho Mar 16, 2013
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Darren Elkins 14 0 0 0
Win
Steven Siler Nov 17, 2012
15 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Darren Elkins 44 6 6 3
Win
Diego Brandao May 26, 2012
23 0 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Darren Elkins 36 1 1 4
Win
Tiequan Zhang Oct 8, 2011
2 0 3 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Darren Elkins 27 1 3 10
Win
Darren Elkins Jun 11, 2011
78 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michihiro Omigawa 65 1 0 0
Loss
Darren Elkins Aug 1, 2010
0 1 0 0 R1 Submission
Charles Oliveira 3 0 2 0
Win
Duane Ludwig Mar 21, 2010
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Darren Elkins 0 1 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: In the morning is my strength and conditioning workout (Weight training, cardio and explosiveness). My evening workout is either striking or grappling.

Thoughts on opponent, Michihiro Omigawa? Omigawa is one of the toughest featherweights in the division. He always comes to fight and is always in great shape.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA because I grew up watching the old UFC's and I saw how good the wrestlers were doing and wanted to do it ever since. I have been training for almost four years now.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a C3 lightweight champion

Do you have any heroes? None

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot for me to be in the UFC because it’s the Super Bowl of MMA. I’ve always dreamed about some day fighting in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for two years at University of Wisconsin Parkside and didn’t earn a degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I am a Local 597 pipefitter

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was an Indiana state high school wrestling champion. I finished my high school career with 191-9 record. I was a 4 time freestyle wrestling champion and 2 time greco state champion.

Favorite grappling technique: guillotine and a rear naked choke.

Favorite Striking technique: straight right and Muay Thai knees

•    Featherweight debut

•    Has won three of his last four

•    Most recent pre-UFC victory (11/20/09) was decision win over UFC vet Gideon Ray

•    Five wins by TKO, five by submission (two by sub due to strikes)


Career

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