151 Search Results for darren elkins

Jan 14, 2018 7:34 pm

UFC St. Louis Results: Darren Elkins delivers another epic comeback win (highlights)

Originally, featherweights Michael Johnson and Darren Elkins were expected to battle on the UFC St. Louis undercard. When the card’s co-main event was scrapped at the last minute, however, Johnson and Elkins were bumped up to the main card. Round one of this fight was all Michael Johnson’s, who pelted his foe with crackling combinations,...

Jul 23, 2017 9:17 am

UFC on FOX 25 Reebok Payouts: Darren Elkins and Rafael Natal lead the way

UFC on FOX 25 took place last night live from Long Island, New York. In the events headliner, former UFC middleweight champion of the world Chris Weidman defeated surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum via third-round submission (arm triangle choke). Both Weidman and Gastelum each took home $10,000 from Reebok for their efforts. The top UFC...

Jul 22, 2017 6:47 pm

UFC on FOX 25 Results: Darren Elkins defeats Dennis Bermudez via split-decision

Round one begins and Dennis begins with a flying knee attempt that misses. Good low kicks from both fighters. Bermudez presses forward and attempts to clinch. Elkins shakes him off and circles out. Bermudez with a left hand and then charges forward with a combination. Bermudez with a hard low kick and then another. He...

Mar 5, 2017 1:54 pm

VIDEO | Darren Elkins KO’s Mirsad Bektic (Highlights)

Darren Elkins scored one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history at last nights UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. The featherweight veteran endured a ton of punishment from opponent Mirsad Bektic over the course of the first two-rounds. However, in the third and final round Elkins was able to turn the tide and pickup...

Mar 4, 2017 6:26 pm

UFC 209 Results: Darren Elkins KO’s Mirsad Bektic (Highlights)

A featherweight scrap between Mirsad Bektic and Darren Elkins took place during tonight’s UFC 209 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and Bektic starts out quickly with a combination. He connects with a left and then a nice right hand over the top. Another big left and then a hard right from Bektic. He shoots...

Mar 5, 2016 5:30 pm

UFC 196 Results: Darren Elkins defeats Chas Skelly via decision

A featherweight bout between Darren Elkins (20-5 MMA) and Chas Skelly (15-2 MMA) kicked off the UFC 196 prelims on Fox Sports 1. Round one begins and Skelly lands a good shot to the body and then a big left hand. Elkins grabs a hold of Skelly and presses him up against the fence. Good...

Oct 24, 2015 11:22 am

UFC FN Dublin: Darren Elkins picks up decision win

In the second preliminary fight of the card, Darren Elkins picked up a unanimous decision win by utilizing elite level wrestling to grind out Robert Whiteford. Elkins 5 takedowns over the course of the 3-round bout was enough to ultimately earn him a judges decision.

Apr 17, 2013 11:25 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC ON FOX 7’s DARREN ELKINS (WED. 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by, featherweight contender, Darren Elkins as he awaits his showdown with Chad Mendes this weekend on the UFC on FOX 7 card. Elkins hopes to continue his rise...

Mar 19, 2013 9:50 am

Darren Elkins replaces Clay Guida, meets Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

Darren Elkins (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) improved to 5-0 as a UFC featherweight this past weekend at UFC 158, as he defeated Antonio Carvalho via first round TKO. Coming away victorious and unscathed in Montreal allowed Elkins to step in for the injured Clay Guida to now meet Chad Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at...

Mar 8, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Watch Elkins’ comeback, Overeem’s KO, and other UFC 209 highlights in slow motion

Last Saturday night, the UFC returned to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. Though this anticipated card was rocked by the last minute cancelation of its Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title co-main event, and criticized for the insipid performances of Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the...

Dec 20, 2014 6:00 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Dias Beats Elkins, Earns 1st Win in 2 Years

Hacran Dias picked up his first win inside the octagon since 2012 at UFC 147. His performance tonight was not thrilling or awe inspiring, but he needed a win against a ranked opponent in Darren Elkins and got it. Elkins was praised for his wrestling skills walking into this bout, but it was the takedown...

Oct 25, 2014 8:05 pm

UFC 179 Results: Elkins Defeats Martins in Uneventful Bout

Darren Elkins did everything in his power to avoid getting hit by Lucas Martins and it payed off: He picked up the unanimous decision victory. Martins unloaded on Elkins whenever there was distance between the two. Unfortunately for him, Elkins made sure there was often little to no room between them as he clinched and...

Jan 25, 2014 5:38 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Results: Stephens Dominates Elkins en route to Decision Win

Since his move to the featherweight division, Jeremy Stephens seems like a new fighter. Stephens extended his win-streak to three as he controlled every single aspect of the fight tonight against Darren Elkins. Stephens kept his distance and was able to land powerful right hands and body kicks at will, all while staying on the...

Jan 15, 2018 6:41 am

The MMA community reacts to Matt Hughes’ emotional walk to the Octagon

Last night, between Darren Elkins’ epic comeback win over Michael Johnson, and Kamaru Usman’s domination of Emil Meek, MMA legend Matt Hughes returned to the limelight after his truck collided with a train in a near-fatal accident, and walked out to the Octagon once again. It was as emotional a moment as we get in...

Jan 14, 2018 7:46 pm

VIDEO | Months after accident, watch Matt Hughes walk out to the cage in St. Louis

Welcome home, Matt Hughes.#UFCSTL pic.twitter.com/2CH5mB3DGH — UFC (@ufc) January 15, 2018 Shortly after Darren Elkins’ epic comeback win over Michael Johnson, and before Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek’s welterweight war, the UFC welcomed Matt Hughes back to the cage. This touching moment came just months after Hughes was involved in a near-fatal accident during which...

Jan 5, 2018 7:30 am

Michael Johnson Hasn’t Been 145 Pounds Since High School

When Michael Johnson told everyone back in September that he was moving down to featherweight, needless to say it was a shock. However, Johnson assured everyone that this was the plan all along. Although, a top 10 lightweight coming down to featherweight is a tough guy to get a fight for. Michael Johnson originally called...

Jan 2, 2018 12:44 pm

UFC rankings update: Khabib Nurmagomedov bursts onto pound-for-pound list

Now that UFC 219 is in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated its official rankings to reflect the results of the card. The most notable changes to the UFC rankings occured on the pound-for-pound list, where Khabib Nurmagomedov made his long-awaited debut, a distinction he earned by pounding Edson Barboza into applesauce in the...

Jan 1, 2018 7:20 pm

Top 5 Upcoming Fights for January 2018

2017 has come and gone and it has left us with some truly incredible moments and some rather mindblowing stories. Heading into the new year, who knows what we can expect…there’s never a dull moment in the MMA world. What we do know for sure is that the year will be kicking things off with...

Dec 20, 2017 5:30 pm

Report | Three Fun Fights Added to UFC Charlotte

In the first month of 2018, the UFC returns to Charlotte, North Carolina for the third time.  It will be UFC on Fox 27 and in the main event, we will see a rematch from the Strikeforce days, between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Derek Brunson. Their first fight took place back in 2012 and it...

Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Report | No Big Fight Added to UFC St Louis, Stephens vs Choi to Headline

The UFC had been reportedly searching for a big fight to headline their first event in the city after Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi was initially announced and assumed to be the main event but it was yet to be officially confirmed. Until today when Nolan King reported that it is, in fact, going...

Nov 30, 2017 2:13 pm

Max Holloway Was Willing to Fight Some Crazy Opponents to Stay on UFC 218

After Frankie Edgar had to pull out of UFC 218 due to a injured orbital, there was a crazy storm of fighters trying to get that fight. Once there is a title on the line, everyone comes out of the woodwork. Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas, Cub Swanson, and Brian Ortega all wanted to leave their...

Nov 26, 2017 10:17 am

January’s UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis continues to take shape

January’s UFC Fight Night 124 event in St. Louis continues to take shape with the addition of a women’s strawweight fight between J.J. Aldrich and Danielle Taylor. Aldrich earned the first win of her UFC career earlier this year in New Zealand defeating Chan-Mi Jeon via decision. Meanwhile, Taylor is coming off the biggest win...

Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

UFC releases Takanori Gomi, several other notable fighters from its roster

The UFC has once again taken a hedge-trimmer to its roster and sent a handful of notable fighters packing. The most notable of these fighters is Takanori Gomi. This news is in keeping with a recent Instagram post from Gomi, in which the Japanese legend insinuated that he would soon be competing in the ring...

Nov 14, 2017 6:41 am

Georges St-Pierre passes Conor McGregor in UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings

With the actioned packed UFC 217 and UFC Norfolk cards now in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. Unsurprisingly, these rankings have experienced some tectonic shifts in the wake of these cards – perhaps none as notable as Georges St-Pierre’s blasting by Conor McGregor on the pound-for-pound list. Here’s how the rankings...