UFC on ESPN 27: Darren Elkins vs. Darrick Minner Picks and Predictions

Darrick Miner vs. Darren Elkins

UFC: Saturday, July 24th at 7:00 PM EDT

The Line: -- Darrick Miner -150 / Darren Elkins +130 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Darren Elkins and Darrick Minner face off on Saturday in a featherweight showdown in the main card of UFC on ESPN 27 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Darren “The Damage” Elkins comes into this fight with a 26-9 record overall but coming into this one he has lost four of his last five fights. The only win during that stretch by Elkins came in his last fight against Eduardo Garagorri in November of 2029. That fight it was midway through the third round that Elkins locked in a rear-naked choke, and that led to the victory. Elkins is averaging 3.50 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.08 significant strikes per minute. Elkins is averaging 2.70 successful takedowns every 15 minutes Elkins also stops 58 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. The last two losses by Elkins were by unanimous decision, and he fell behind early in each of the last two fights. 

On the other side of this fight is Darrick Miner who comes into this fight with a 26-11 record overall and coming into this fight he has won two fights in a row. Minner’s last fight was against Charles Rosa and that was a fight he won by unanimous decision. Minner’s is averaging 3.24 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 1.40 successful takedowns per minute. Minner likes to get the fight to the ground and he is averaging 3.00 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful 62 percent of the time. 

Elkins has been the better fighter as of late, and he is going to continue that in this one. Elkins is going to get the fight to the ground, and that is going to continue in this one. Look for Elkins to pull the upset in this fight. 

Shane’s Pick Darren Elkins +130

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