Darren Elkins
Elkins
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Dec 03 2022
Saturday

Amway Center, Orlando, United States

UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Jonathan Pearce
Pearce
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27-10-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-4-0

The tape

38
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
71.7" / 182 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOSUBUD
Form
KOUDSUBKOKO
27
Wins
13
9
By KO
9
33
KO%
69
5
By SUB
2
19
SUB%
15
10
Loses
4
4
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2014
37
Bouts
17
82
Rounds
36
5 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 27 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Darren Elkins vs Jonathan Pearce report

Who won Elkins vs Pearce?

Jonathan Pearce beat Darren Elkins by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jonathan Pearce.

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 Pearce stats

Darren Elkins stepped into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Jonathan Pearce made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Pearce had a massive power advantage over Elkins, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Elkins' 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Elkins had a slight advantage over Pearce, with a 19% submission rate over Pearce's 15%.

Darren Elkins was the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.

Pearce had a height advantage of 2 inches over Elkins. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Elkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 years and 9 months earlier than Pearce, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 46 more professional rounds, 85 to Pearce's 39.

Elkins vs Pearce form

Elkins had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.

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

Going into that contest, he had won against Darrick Minner at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He had beat Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, United States.

Pearce had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Christian Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Omar Morales at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Kai Kamaka III at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Joe Lauzon at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Darren Elkins had last fought 9 months and 4 days ago, while Jonathan Pearce's last outing had been 6 months and 11 days ago.

Elkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Pearce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Elkins vs Pearce?

Darren Elkins was a 4/1 (+400) underdog going into the contest, while Jonathan Pearce made his way into the ring at 9/50 (-560) with oddsmakers.

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