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"The Damage"
Darren Elkins
Featherweight Division • 26-9-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 9
    Wins by Knockout
  • 5
    Wins by Submission
  • 12
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 38% 38%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
791
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2100
Grappling accuracy 36% 36%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
39
Takedowns Attempted
117
3.36
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.83
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
2.68
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.34
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
53
%
Sig. Str. Defense
58
%
Takedown Defense
0.13
Knockdown Ratio
11:46
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
406 (51%)
Clinch
170 (21%)
Ground
215 (27%)

Sig. Str. by target

75% 592 Head 21% 167 Body 4% 32 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
9 (35%)
DEC
12 (46%)
SUB
5 (19%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Portage, United States
Trains at
Duneland Vale Tudo Hobart, IN
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
36
Height
70.00
Weight
145.00
Octagon Debut
Mar. 21, 2010
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
39.00
Q & A

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