Darren Elkins
Elkins
United States flag
Oct 14 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
TJ Brown
Brown
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27-11-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
16-9-0

The tape

39
Age
33
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Tape record

UDUDKOKOSUB
Form
UDUDSDUDSUB
27
Wins
16
9
By KO
4
33
KO%
25
5
By SUB
9
19
SUB%
56
11
Loses
9
4
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2013
38
Bouts
25
85
Rounds
46
6 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 3 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Darren Elkins vs TJ Brown report

Who won Elkins vs Brown?

Darren Elkins beat TJ Brown by submission in the 3rd round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Yusuff vs Barboza, on Saturday 14th October 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Elkins vs Brown stats

Darren Elkins stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

TJ Brown made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

Darren Elkins' UFC record stood at 18-10-0, while TJ Brown's came in at 3-5-0.

The stats suggested Elkins had a slight advantage in power over Brown, with a 33% knock out percentage over Brown's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Brown had a massive advantage over Elkins, boasting a 56% submission rate over Elkins' 19%.

Darren Elkins was the older man by 6 years, at 39 years old.

Elkins had a height advantage of 1 inch over Brown. Despite this, Brown had 3-inch reach advantage.

Elkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 years and 9 months earlier than Brown, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 88 to Brown's 54.

Elkins vs Brown form

Elkins had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jonathan Pearce at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Tristan Connelly at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.

Before that, he had beaten Darrick Minner at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had been defeated by Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

TJ Brown had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Bill Algeo at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Erik Silva at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Yilan Sha at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Kai Kamaka III at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, TJ Brown had been fighting more than Darren Elkins.

Going to this contest, Darren Elkins had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 22 days ago, while TJ Brown's last outing had been 1 year and 10 days ago.

Elkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Brown's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Elkins vs Brown?

Darren Elkins was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while TJ Brown made his way into the ring at 14/25 (-180) with oddsmakers.

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