Elkins vs Minner Analysis and Prediction

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Elkins vs Minner Analysis and Prediction

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Darren Elkins (25-9) vs Darrick Minner (26-11)

Featherweight (145)

Darren Elkins

It was clear that Elkins’ never had a style that was going to age gracefully. Even then, The Damage has fallen off a very steep cliff since his ridiculous run between 2015-2018. Still, Darrick Minner resembles the greatest chance for the CTE king to get back in the win column. After years of showcasing his insane durability, Elkins is now being visibly hurt. It is never a pleasant sight to see Nate Landwehr landing damaging strikes on anyone. Elkins still continues to move for the full fifteen minutes, however and has the stamina to match. As ever, Elkins has a good chance to pull ahead in the later rounds after opponents have wilted to his pace.

Darrick Minner

Darrick Minner has been a surprise package over the past couple of years. Submitting hot prospect, TJ Laramie, in just a minute, Minner carried on his good fortunes with a dominant decision over Charles Rosa. The approach to every fight seems to be the same for Minner, though. Waltz in with huge haymakers with a sole aim to force opponents to the mat and grind it out. While the guillotine remains an ever-present threat in Minner’s diverse submission arsenal, he will have a hard time getting The Damage to tap.

Predicted Result: Elkins Decision

It was clear that Elkins’ never had a style that was going to age gracefully. Even then, The Damage has fallen off a very steep cliff since his ridiculous run between 2015-2018. Still, Darrick Minner resembles the greatest chance for the CTE king to get back in the win column. Always capable of maintaining fifteen minutes of relentless movement, Elkins is primed to overtake Minner in the later rounds. Minner’s haymakers into high octane grappling pose an early threat, but the potency declines rapidly over the fight.

As is the Elkins way, he turned himself into a murder scene against the cringe lord, Nate Landwehr | Elkins vs Minner
As is the Elkins way, he turned himself into a murder scene against the cringe lord, Nate Landwehr | Elkins vs Minner

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