STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 209
Significant Strikes Landed: 118
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 8
Darian Weeks is a professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has established himself as one of the top lightweights in the world and is currently considered to be a top contender for a championship title.
Weeks began his journey into mixed martial arts at an early age. He was just 8 years old when he began taking karate classes, and by age 11 had earned a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do. As he grew older, Weeks decided to pursue his passion for fighting and attended wrestling camp at Utah Valley University while still attending high school. After graduating from high school, Weeks made the decision to focus solely on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training and quickly rose through the ranks of amateur competition winning several major tournaments along the way including two amateur titles before signing with Bellator MMA in 2017.
In 2018, Darian signed with UFC where he has continued to impress fans with his explosive striking style and willingness to engage opponents wherever they choose. He has racked up six wins since debuting under UFC’s banner—including four knockouts—and is now ranked #8 in their lightweight division rankings. His most impressive win so far came against former champion Tony Ferguson in 2020 when Weeks knocked him out after only 1 minute 31 seconds into round three, cementing his place as one of elite fighters within UFC’s 155 lb weight class
Outside of fighting Darian makes sure that fitness remains at the center of his life; dedicating time each day away from training towards running or hitting up some weights at home or even going out for an occasional surfing session near where he lives . In addition to this dedication towards fitness , Weeks also values education highly which led him to graduate College with honors while balancing both academics & fighting career -making him stand out amongst other athletes not only inside but outside cage as well .
Overall , Darian continues being an example inside & outside cage thanks not only because his dedication towards achieving excellence but also because how humble & polite he stays despite all success achieved during short yet successful career . With current ranking & ever growing skillsets it won’t take too long until we are witnessing first ever UFC Lightweight Champion crowned from Victorville CA!