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Darren Elkins

Darren "The Damage" Elkins

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  • Name: Darren Elkins
  • MMA Record: 24-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Damage
  • Current Streak: 6 Wins
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1984.05.16
  • Last Fight: January 14, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $354,000 USD
  • Born: Hobart, Indiana, United States
  • Fighting out of: Portage, Indiana
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Darren Elkins MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Au Alexander Volkanovski
24-5-0 17-1-0

Us UFC FIght Night 133: Dos Santos vs. Ivanov
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2018.07.14
Win | Submission | Choke
2:22 Round 2 of 3, 7:22 Total

Us Michael Johnson
23-5-0 17-12-0

Us UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2018.01.14
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
#1 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2018
UFC Fight Night 124 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dennis Bermudez
22-5-0 16-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.07.22
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:19 Round 3 of 3, 13:19 Total

Ba Mirsad Bektic
21-5-0 11-0-0

Us UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.03.04
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $142,000 ($46K Base, $46K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
#76 Biggest Upset of All Time
#21 Greatest Comeback of All Time
UFC 209 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Godofredo Pepey
20-5-0 12-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.07.23
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chas Skelly
19-5-0 15-1-0

Us UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.03.05
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($37K Base, $37K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Sc Robert Whiteford
18-5-0 12-2-0

Ie UFC Fight Night 76: Holohan vs. Smolka
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.10.24
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Hacran Dias
18-4-0 21-3-1

Br UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.12.20
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Lucas Martins
17-4-0 15-1-0

Br UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.10.25
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
17-3-0 22-9-0

Us UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.01.25
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Hatsu Hioki
16-3-0 26-6-2

Us UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.08.28
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:08 Round 1 of 3

Us Chad Mendes
16-2-0 13-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.04.20
Odds: +460 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:06 Round 1 of 3

Ca Antonio Carvalho
15-2-0 15-5-0

Ca UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.03.16
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Steven Siler
14-2-0 21-9-0

Ca UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.11.17
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc-Andre Cote
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Diego Brandão
13-2-0 15-7-0

Us UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.05.26
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cn Tiequan Zhang
12-2-0 15-1-0

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Michihiro Omigawa
11-2-0 12-9-1

Ca UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.06.11
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Dornan
Cancelled Bout Edson Barboza UFC 123 2010.11.20
Reason: Elkins Knee Injury
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Br Charles Oliveira
11-1-0 12-0-0

Us UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.01
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#26 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC on Versus 2 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
0:44 Round 1 of 3

Us Duane Ludwig
10-1-0 19-10-0

Us UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.21
Odds: +141 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Tim Mills
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Gideon Ray

Us Hoosier FC

2009.11.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Bryan Neville

Us Total Fight Challenge

2009.10.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Ted Worthington

Us Duneland Classic

2009.09.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Danny Rodriguez

Us Total Fight Challenge

2009.05.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Pat Curran

Us Indiana Regional

2008.11.22
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Kenny Klein

Us Indiana Regional

2008.08.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us DeCarlo Johnson

Us Indiana Regional

2008.04.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Atsuhiro Tsuboi

Ca British Columbia Regional

2007.08.24
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Daniel Wanderley

Us Illinois Regional

2007.04.21
Win | KO/TKO

Us Matt Joseph

Us Illinois Regional

2007.04.04
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Jeremy Markam

Us Illinois Regional

2007.01.24
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO

Us Adam Brady

Us Illinois Regional

2007.05.25

Darren Elkins Wiki Update Wiki

Darren Keith Elkins (born May 16, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he fights in the featherweight division. As of February 29, 2016, he is #11 in the official UFC featherweight rankings.


*Affiliation: Duneland Vale Tudo, Team Alpha Male

*Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Biography:

Elkins was born in Hobart, Indiana and competed all four years in wrestling for Portage High School. Elkins placed seventh as a freshman, Qualified as a sophomore, third as a junior, and was a State Champion as a senior. Darren also won multiple Freestyle State Championships as a youth. Elkins then went to college for two years and wrestled at University of Wisconsin Parkside, but didn’t earn a degree.


Mixed martial arts career

*Ultimate Fighting Championship:

Elkins made his UFC debut on the preliminary card of UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones, where he defeated Duane Ludwig via TKO after Ludwig suffered a serious ankle injury after being taken down by Elkins in the first round.

His next bout took place on the preliminary card of UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko against Charles Oliveira. Elkins took Oliveira down early, but his opponent quickly attempted a triangle choke. Oliveira then transitioned to an armbar, which forced Elkins to submit.

Elkins was expected to face touted prospect Edson Barboza on November 20, 2010 at UFC 123, but Elkins was forced from the card with an injury and replaced by Mike Lullo.

Elkins made his Featherweight debut against world ranked Michihiro Omigawa on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131. He won the fight via controversial unanimous decision.

Elkins won a unanimous decision over Zhang Tiequan on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136.  After several failed guillotine attempts from Zhang, Elkins was able to dominate him from top position including at several points mounting him and pounding away with strikes.

Elkins defeated TUF 14 winner Diego Brandão on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Elkins utilized his top game with ground and pound to win the second and third rounds, earning him the unanimous decision victory.

Elkins fought fellow featherweight prospect Steven Siler on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154. After dominating the fight for three rounds, Elkins was awarded the unanimous decision victory, moving him to 4-0 at featherweight and 5-1 overall in the UFC.

Elkins faced Antonio Carvalho on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. Elkins won via first round TKO stoppage after landing strikes that rocked Carvalho followed by a knockdown, prompting the ref to intervene.

After taking virtually no damage in the fight against Carvalho, Elkins made a quick return and faced Chad Mendes on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7, replacing an injured Clay Guida. He lost the fight by 1st round TKO.

Elkins faced Hatsu Hioki on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. After getting hurt by a body kick late in the first round, Elkins rallied in the last two rounds and won the fight via unanimous decision.

Elkins faced Jeremy Stephens on January 25, 2014 at UFC on Fox 10.He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Elkins was briefly linked to a matchup with Tatsuya Kawajiri on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52, but the bout never materialized as Kawajiri was sidelined indefinitely with a detached retina.

Elkins faced Lucas Martins on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Elkins won the fight via split decision.

Elkins faced Hacran Dias on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

For a third consecutive fight, Elkins appeared on an international card where he faced Robert Whiteford on October 24, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76. He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Elkins faced Chas Skelly on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196. He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Last updated 03.29.2016, 7:28 PM ET
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