Darren Elkins vs Darrick Minner Pick, 7/24/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 32 Odds
Darren Elkins vs Darrick Minner
UFC Vegas 32
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Darren Elkins will battle Darrick Minner at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The opening moneyline has Elkins at +140 while Minner is coming in at -172.
Darren "The Damage" Elkins holds a career record of 26-9-0. The 37-year-old weighs 145 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Darrick Minner comes in at 5'7" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career total of 26-11-0. The 31-year-old reaches 69". Concerning significant strikes, Darren Elkins connects on 3.50 per minute while Darrick Minner is landing 3.24 significant strikes per min. Elkins is landing 38% of the significant strikes he tries and Minner lands 70%. When it comes to the fighter's defense, "The Damage" absorbs 3.08 significant strikes per minute and Minner absorbs 1.40. Elkins also prevents 52% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Minner is able to thwart 43% of them.
|UFC Vegas 32||Darren Elkins||Darrick Minner|
|Average Fight Time||12:05||6:15|
|Weight||145 lbs||145 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.50||3.24|
In terms of takedowns, Darren Elkins is not as effective of a wrestler as he scores a takedown 2.70 times per 3 rds. Elkins is getting his opponent to the mat on 33% of his attempts and stopping 58% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Minner is getting his opponent to the mat on 62% of the takedowns he tries and stuffing 60% of the attempts against him. Regarding going for the sub, Elkins is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 1.2 finishes per 3 rds while Minner attempts 3.6 finishes per 3 rounds.
In his last bout, Darren Elkins went up against Eduardo Garagorri and ended up getting the victory via rear naked choke in round 3. Garagorri landed 48 of 90 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Elkins ended the night having landed 120 of 168 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Garagorri landed 36 of 78, giving him a percentage of 46%. He finished the fight landing 28 of 69 significant strikes directed at the head. Statistically, Elkins ended up landing 44% of his significant strikes by sticking 32 of 72. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 21 of 58 to the head. 83% of the significant strikes connected on by Garagorri and 56% of them connected on by Elkins were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Darrick Minner, he squared up with Charles Rosa and took home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Rosa landed 53% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Minner connected on 46% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Minner ended up landing 75% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 45 of 60. He connected on 35 of 49 significant strikes directed at the head. Rosa ended up connecting on 15 of 25 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 9 of 17 to the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Rosa ended up connecting on 40 of 51 and Minner connected on 96 of 117 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Mickey Gall opposes Jordan Williams. Gall walks into the Octagon with a mark of 6-3-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures in at 6'2". The switch fighter reaches 74". Williams measures 6'1" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 9-4-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 75". When it comes to grappling, Mickey Gall takes his opponents down 1.15 times per 3 rds while Jordan Williams is able to score a takedown 0.98 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Gall connects for an average of 2.55 strikes/min and connecting on 46% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Jordan Williams, who lands 51% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 6.07 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Brendan Allen is set to face off with Punahele Soriano. Soriano walks into the Octagon with a mark of 8-0-0. The 28-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The southpaw fighter stretches 72". Allen comes in at 6'2" and steps on the scale at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a record of 16-4-0. The 25-year-old has a wingspan of 75". In the category of takedowns, Punahele Soriano is able to deflect 20% of the takedowns fighters have attempted and is scoring a takedown on 66% of the times he tries. Allen is taking his opponents down on 50% of his attempts and thwarts 50% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Soriano is absorbing 2.86 strikes per minute and he is dishing out 4.46 strikes/minute. Allen, in contrast, is taking 4.19 strikes per min and is landing 3.35 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Darren Elkins (+140)
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