Darren
Elkins
19-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 19-4-0
Summary: Great condition, good wrestler, good ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Damage
From: Portage, IN USA
Fights Out Of: Portage, IN USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1040
30% Successful
317
Types of Successful Strikes
0
317
56% Standing
16%
28%
178
51
88
Striking Defense
61
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
56
25% Successful
14
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
Win
Darren Elkins Oct 25, 2014
47 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Lucas Martins 26 0 1 0
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: I do my camp at Diego Lima Chute Boxe and I train two times a day. 


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 six years now.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? I had two 155-pound titles. Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
 
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
• Ninth fight at featherweight (6-2)
 
• Has won nine of his last 12
 
• Eight wins by KO, three by submission (1 Von Flue choke, 1 guillotine, a rear naked)
 
• 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.”

Career

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