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"The Damage"

Darren Elkins

Featherweight Division

28-11-0 (W-L-D)

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Darren Elkins

athlete record

정보

Learn more about Darren Elkins' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
고향
Portage, 미국
체육관
Team Alpha Male (Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness)
파이팅 스타일
Freestyle
나이
39
높이
70.00
무게
145.00
옥타곤 데뷔
21.03.10
리치
71.00
다리 리치
39.00
  • 26 fights at featherweight (18-8)
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 16 and four of his last six
     
  • Most recent pre-UFC victory (11/20/09) was decision win over UFC vet Gideon Ray
     
  • Nine wins by KO, six by submission (Von Flue choke, guillotine, 4 RNC)
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I got the nickname "The Damage" because my face is always bruised up and it’s really easy for me to get a cut.”

UFC Fight Night (10/14/23) Elkins submitted TJ Brown via rear naked choke at 2:23 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Elkins lost a three round unanimous decision to Jonathan Pearce 

UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Tristan Connelly

UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Elkins was stopped by Cub Swanson via strikes at 2:12 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (7/24/21) Elkins stopped Darrick Minner via strikes at 3:48 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Elkins submitted Eduardo Garagorri via rear naked choke at 2:22 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Elkins lost a three round unanimous decision to Nate Landwehr

UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Elkins lost a three round unanimous decision to Ryan Hall

UFC Fight Night (11/17/18) Elkins was stopped by Ricardo Lamas via strikes at 4:09 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Elkins lost a three round unanimous decision to Alexander Volkanovski

UFC Fight Night (1/14/18) Elkins submitted Michael Johnson via rear naked choke at 2:22 of the second round

UFC on FOX (7/22/17) Elkins won a three round split decision over Dennis Bermudez

UFC 209 (3/4/17) Elkins knocked out Mirsad Bektic at 3:19 of the third round

UFC on FOX (7/23/16) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Godofredo Pepey

UFC 196 (3/5/16) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Chas Skelly

UFC Fight Night (10/24/15) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Robert Whiteford

UFC Fight Night (12/20/14) Elkins lost a three round unanimous decision to Hacran Dias

UFC 179 (10/25/14) Elkins won a three round split decision over Lucas Martins

UFC on FOX (1/25/14) Elkins lost a three round unanimous decision to Jeremy Stephens

UFC Fight Night (8/28/13) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Hatsu Hioki

UFC on FOX (4/20/13) Elkins was stopped by Chad Mendes via strikes at 1:08 of the first round

UFC 158 (3/16/13) Elkins stopped Antonio Carvalho via strikes at 3:06 of the first round

UFC 154 (11/17/12) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Steven Siler

UFC 146 (5/26/12) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Diego Brandao

UFC 136 (10/8/11) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Tiequan Zhang

UFC 131 (6/11/11) Elkins won a three round unanimous decision over Michihiro Omigawa

UFC on VERSUS 2 (8/1/10) Elkins was submitted by Charles Oliveira at :41 of the first round.

UFC on VERSUS 1 (3/21/10) Elkins defeated Duane Ludwig via TKO due to injury at :44 of the first round.

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.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a C3 lightweight champion. Brown belt in jiu-jitsu

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