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UFC on ESPN 35: Elkins vs Connelly 04/30/2022 Top Predictions, Preview and Fight Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 35 Elkins vs Connelly 04-30-2022 Top Predictions Preview and Fight Analysis

UFC on ESPN 35: Elkins vs Connelly 04/30/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has stacked its final fight card for the month with UFC on ESPN 35 slated to happen this Saturday, April 30. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as the venue for the bouts. MMA fans can witness the matches through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will feature two bantamweights wanting to get a step closer to a title fight with Rob Font fighting Marlon Vera. Tristan Connelly is also featured in the main card with him fighting Darren Elkins at featherweight. It is seen by UFC betting lines that Darren Elkins should be the safer pick to make as compared to Tristan Connelly.

UFC on ESPN 35: Elkins vs Connelly 04/30/2022

When:Saturday, April 30, 7:00 PM ET
Where:UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 35: Elkins vs Connelly 04/30/2022 Odds

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FighterOddsFighterOdds
Darren Elkins-175Tristan Connelly+155

Darren Elkins

Darren Elkins is a 37-year-old veteran fighter and his hometown is located at Hobart, Indiana in the United States. He is fortunate enough to represent both the Team Alpha Male and Duneland Vale Tudo. Elkins has a ring name “The Damage” and he has been competing mostly in the featherweight division. He has 26 wins in 36 bouts and 12 of those victories came from the judges’ scorecards. After winning back-to-back matches against Luiz Eduardo Garagorri and Darrick Miner, Elkins was not able to convert the momentum to a winning streak. He lost to Cub Swanson in UFC Fight Night 199 through a first-round TKO at the 2:12 mark.

Tristan Connelly

Tristan Connelly has an interesting ring name “Boondock” and this fighter came all the way from the north in Victoria, British Columbia located in Canada. He trains at Ryan’s MMA-Checkmat Vancouver. Connely is a 36-year-old fighter and he has been comfortable being in the featherweight division. His professional record now stands at 14-7 and nine of those wins came from submissions. This is going to be the third match of Connely in the UFC. His debut against Michel Pereira resulted in a unanimous decision victory while his most recent bout with Pat Sabatini ended in a UD loss.

Elkins vs Connelly Betting Numbers

Elkins
Connelly
Record27-10-014-7-0
Last FightLossLoss
CountryUnited StatesCanada
Height5’10”5’10”
Weight (lbs)145145
Reach (in)7168
Win by KO/TKO35%29%
Win by Submission19%64%
Decisions46%7%
Strikes landed per minute3.442.77
Striking accuracy38%47%
Striking absorbed per minute3.091.93
Striking defense52%51%
Takedown average2.650.5
Takedown accuracy32%14%
Takedown defense56%70%
Submission average1.10.5

Elkins vs Connelly Betting Picks

Having more wins in the UFC gives Darren Elkins the edge by the top online sportsbook in this matchup against Tristan Connelly. The match should end up on the judges’ scorecards with Elkins taking home the win.