Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Elkins vs Swanson?
Cub Swanson beat Darren Elkins by , during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th December 2021.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cub Swanson.
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 Swanson stats
Darren Elkins stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Cub Swanson made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Swanson had a slight advantage in power over Elkins, with a 44% knock out percentage over Elkins' 35%.
Darren Elkins was the same age as Cub Swanson, at 38 years old.
Elkins had a height advantage of 2 inches over Swanson. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Elkins was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 year and 5 months later than Swanson, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 82 to Swanson's 91.
Elkins vs Swanson form
Cub Swanson had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kron Gracie at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Before that, he had lost to Renato Moicano at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.
He had been beaten by Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Elkins' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Swanson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.