"The Damage"


Fighting style: Freestyle
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 71"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Team: Duneland Vale Tudo
Nationality: Portage, United States
Out of: Portage, Indiana, United States
Age: 37


Wins by KO: 10
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 12



Significant Strikes Attempted: 2600
Significant Strikes Landed: 995


Takedowns Attempted: 155
Takedowns Landed: 39


Darren Elkins is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He began his career in 2009 and has been a top contender in the UFC since 2012.

Elkins was born on October 22, 1984, in Beech Grove, Indiana. He graduated from Beech Grove High School where he took an interest in wrestling and football as part of their athletics program. After high school he pursued an amateur MMA career with local promotions before eventually transitioning to professional fights with Bellator MMA and later Strikeforce.

In 2012, Elkins signed with UFC when Strikeforce merged into them after two successful bouts outside of promotion that year. Since then he has gone 12–5 over his seven-year tenure with the promotion including four performance bonuses throughout his career highlights that have earned him praise both inside and outside of the fight game as well as being ranked as one of the best featherweights by various outlets such as Fight Matrix at #10 out of 681 fighters across multiple weight classes worldwide (as per July 2019).

In terms of fighting style Elkins’ approach is based around grappling; using takedowns combined with ground control to wear down opponents before finishing them off via submission or strikes depending on situation/opponent type; this strategy has proven effective enough for him to be considered one amongst few elite grapplers within Featherweight ranks who can consistently get finishes on a consistent basis.

Outside of fighting Darren is also very active within charity works & community programs such as “Bullyproof”, which provides anti-bullying education for children & teens from different backgrounds all over US – something he sees close up firsthand having grown up dealing those same issues kids face today due personal experiences growing up himself . As someone who could relate & understand what it means to face peer pressure yet remain strong-minded even under difficult times – Darrin uses platform given through sport not only win fights but also prove example for kids struggling similar situations especially those living near hometown Indianapolis area where support system most needed right now given current times we live through these days..

Overall Darren Elkins may not be most popular or highest ranked name across world Mixed Martial Arts but definitely one should remember when discussing greatest featherweights ever come compete time because accomplishments speak volume respect earned over years serves reminder why always put heart into everything does no matter outcome

Fight History

TJ Brown
Darren Elkins: Winner
by Submission in Round 3 @ 2:23
Sat. Oct 14, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza
Jonathan Pearce
Darren Elkins: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 03, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland
Tristan Connelly
Darren Elkins: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 30, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera
Cub Swanson
Darren Elkins: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:12
Sat. Dec 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus
Darrick Minner
Darren Elkins: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:48
Sat. Jul 24, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw
Eduardo Garagorri
Darren Elkins: Winner
by Submission in Round 3
Sat. Nov 07, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira
Nate Landwehr
Darren Elkins: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 16, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris
Ryan Hall
Darren Elkins: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 13, 2019
UFC FN: De Randamie vs. Ladd


What Is Darren Elkins' Record?
Darren Elkins holds a record of 28 wins and 11 losses with no draws in his UFC career.

What Is Darren Elkins' Age?
Darren Elkins is 39 years old.

Who Won The Fight Between Darren Elkins And Mirsad Bektic?
As a UFC journalist, I don't have the specific information on who won the fight between Darren Elkins and Mirsad Bektic at UFC Vegas 45.

Who Will Darren Elkins Fight Next?
As a UFC journalist, I am currently unable to confirm who Darren Elkins will be fighting next in the Featherweight division.

What Does Darren Elkins' Tattoo Look Like?
Darren Elkins' tattoo is a large, bold script word "Damage" across his chest.

What Is Darren Elkins' Record On Tapology?
Darren Elkins' record on Tapology is 28-11-0.

Who Won The Fight Between Darren Elkins And TJ Brown?
Darren Elkins won the fight against TJ Brown with a third-round submission at UFC Fight Night 230 on October 16, 2023.

What Was The Nature Of Darren Elkins' Comeback?
Darren Elkins achieved one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history by rallying back in the final round to win by knockout, using punches and a head kick, after initially being dominated in the first two and a half rounds.