Darren Elkins’ six victories at 145 lbs. are the 2nd most in the division, behind only Chad Mendes and Dustin Poirier (7 each). Elkins’ game is mostly comprised of a smothering ground attack that includes equal parts strikes and submissions. He’s done an exemplary job of controlling his opponents on the ground. Within his featherweight matches, Elkins has controlled his opponents on the ground for 29.8% of his cage time, the 2nd highest proportion of ground control time in the division’s history (min. 5 fights; Jimy Hettes, 42.6%). Elkins’ ability to control where the fight takes place largely keeps him out of trouble. He absorbs just 1.92 significant strikes per minute, the 3rd best rate in UFC featherweight history (min. 5 fights).