19 Facts About Darren Elkins

1. Darren Elkins is expected to face Godofredo Pepey on July 23, 2016 at UFC on Fox 20.

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2. Darren 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.

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3. Darren Elkins fought fellow featherweight prospect Steven Siler on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.

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4. Darren Elkins won a unanimous decision over Zhang Tiequan on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136.

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5. Darren Elkins made his Featherweight debut against world ranked Michihiro Omigawa on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131.

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6. Darren Elkins was expected to face touted prospect Edson Barboza on November 20, 2010 at UFC 123, [8] but Elkins was forced from the card with an injury and replaced by Mike Lullo.

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7. Darren Elkins has landed 1,739 total strikes in UFC featherweight competition, the most in divisional history.

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8. On September 20th 2014, Darren Elkins confronted Tatsuya Kawajiri, at UFC Fight Night 52, but the bout never materialized as Kawajiri was sidelined indefinitely with a detached retina.

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9. Darren Elkins made his first debut for wrestling on the preliminary card of UFC on Versus 1.

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10. Darren Elkins lost the fight via TKO in the third round.

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11. Darren Elkins was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

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12. Darren 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.

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13. Darren Elkins fought fellow featherweight prospect Steven Siler on November 17, 2012, at UFC 154.

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14. Darren Elkins won a unanimous decision over Zhang Tiequan on October 8, 2011, at UFC 136.

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15. Darren Elkins made his Featherweight debut against world ranked Michihiro Omigawa on June 11, 2011, at UFC 131.

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16. Darren 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.

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17. Darren Elkins took Oliveira down early, but his opponent quickly attempted a triangle choke.

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18. Darren Elkins placed seventh as a freshman, qualified as a sophomore, third as a junior, and was a State Champion as a senior.

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19. Darren Elkins was born in Hobart, Indiana and competed all four years in wrestling for Portage High School.

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