Darren Elkins vs Ryan Hall MMA Betting Tips - 7/13/2019
Darren Elkins vs Ryan Hall
UFC Fight Night 155
Golden 1 Center
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Darren "The Damage" Elkins (24-7-0) will battle Ryan "The Wizard" Hall (7-1-0) at UFC Fight Night 155 in Golden 1 Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The opening odds have Elkins priced at -124 while Hall is at -104.
Darren "The Damage" Elkins steps into the cage with 24 wins and 7 losses. The Portage, IN native is 35 years old, weighs 145 lbs and stands 5'10" inches tall. He has a 71.0" reach and fights in the featherweight division. Elkins has a total of 20 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his last fight, Elkins lost in the third round against Ricardo Lamas by KO/TKO. In the featherweight division, he is 2nd in strikes with 1,739 and is 7th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Darren Elkins ranks 205th among UFC fighters and 24th in the featherweight division connecting on 54.4% of the strikes he attempts. He also has a total of 42 takedowns which has him sitting at 12th among UFC fighters and 2nd in the featherweight division. Elkins finishes 35.9% of his takedown tries which has him sitting at 269th among UFC fighters and 30th in the division. He ranks 6th in the division and 36th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 791. Of those significant strikes, 592 of them were aimed at the head while 167 of them were directed at the body which has him sitting at 5th and 6th respectively in the division. At UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Ivanov, he lost via unanimous decision in the third round when he faced Alexander Volkanovski. In the fight before that, Elkins earned a victory in the second round when he faced Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi by submission.
Stepping into the cage for this matchup, Ryan "The Wizard" Hall has a total of 7 wins and 1 loss. The 34-year-old hailing from Falls Church, VA is 5'10" inches tall and weighs in at 145 lbs. The TriStar Gym fighter competes in the featherweight division and has a 71.0" reach. He has a total of 3 fights in the UFC. Ryan Hall earned a victory by unanimous decision when he fought BJ Penn in his most recent fight at UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2. When talking about strikes, Hall is 293rd out of all fighters in the UFC and 39th among fighters in the division with 230.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is landing 66.9% of the shots he throws which has him sitting at 3rd in the featherweight division and 34th among UFC fighters. In addition, Hall sits at 54th in the featherweight division and 380th among UFC fighters with a total of 1 takedown. Sitting at 47th among fighters in the division and 392nd among UFC fighters, Hall completes 20.0% of his takedown attempts. With 75 significant strikes, he sits at 386th among UFC fighters and 55th among fighters in the division. Hall sits at 47th among fighters in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 21 and 59th for significant strikes directed at the head with 29. At The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, he earned a victory via unanimous decision in round 3 when he fought Gray Maynard. A few fights ago, Hall earned a victory in round 3 when he fought Artem Lobov at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale by unanimous decision.
When dissecting the fight between Darren Elkins and Ryan Hall, it's a good idea to understand how these two fighters measure up to each other. Ryan Hall has the better strike accuracy, connecting on 66.9% of his strikes meaning Darren Elkins will want to stay defensive. When looking at at how they stack up physically, we should start by looking at Darren Elkins who is 5'10" while the fighter on the other side of the cage is 5'10". When looking at reach, Elkins extends 72.0" while Hall measures out at 71.0" meaning Elkins should consider creating more distance so Ryan Hall won't be able to utilize this advantage. Elkins is the older fighter checking in at 35 years old while Hall is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 34 years old. In regard to Octagon experience, Elkins has 20 fights which makes him the more seasoned fighter while Hall has fought 3 fights in his UFC career. With respect to overall experience in MMA, Elkins has 24 wins and 7 defeats while Ryan Hall holds an overall mixed martial arts record 7 wins and 1 defeat.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it in it all in this video
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ryan Hall (-104)
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