UFC Fight Night 199: Swanson vs Elkins 12/18/2021 Predictions, Previews and Tips

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UFC Fight Night 199 Swanson vs Elkins 12-18-2021 Predictions Previews and Tips

UFC Fight Night 199: Swanson vs Elkins 12/18/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be ending the year with an intense fight card with UFC Fight Night 199. This event takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming Saturday, December 18. MMA fans can enjoy the matches by subscribing to UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View. The biggest draw for this event will put two hard-hitting heavyweights inside the cage with Derrick Lewis fighting Chris Daukaus. Opening the main card will be veteran fighter Cub Swanson taking on Darren Elkins at featherweight. It is seen in UFC betting sites that Cub Swanson will be taking home the victory over Darren Eklins.

UFC Fight Night 199: Swanson vs Elkins 12/18/2021

When: Saturday, December 18, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 199: Swanson vs Elkins 12/18/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Cub Swanson -190 Darren Elkins +165

Main Card

Cub Swanson

Cub Swanson is known as the “Killer” whenever he steps inside an MMA cage and this fighter hails from Palm Springs in the United States. He has been representing the UFC Gym in Costa Mesa. Swanson is a 38-year-old fight veteran and he has been comfortable competing at featherweight. He owns an impressive 27-12 record and 12 of those wins came from knockouts while 11 are decisions. It has been a struggle for Swanson to keep his career intact as he lost five of his last eight bouts. Even at the tail end of his career, he owned back-to-back wins over Daniel Pineda and Kron Garcia.

Darren Elkins

Darren Elkins has seen a lot of MMA action at 37 years old and his hometown is located in Hobart, Indiana in the United States. He gets to train at both Dune Vale Tudo and Team Alpha Male. Elkins goes by the ring name “The Damage” and this five-foot-ten featherweight comes to this fight with a 26-9 professional record. He has a dozen victories via decision and nine knockout wins under his name. After losing four consecutive matches, Elkins is now on back-to-back wins entering this bout. He was able to take in victories against Luiz Eduardo Garagorri and the more recent was with Darrick Minner in UFC on ESPN 27 via knockout.

Swanson vs Elkins Betting Numbers

Record 27-12-0 27-9-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country United States United States
Height 5’8″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (in) 70 71
Win by KO/TKO 44% 35%
Win by Submission 15% 19%
Decisions 41% 46%
Strikes landed per minute 4.63 3.46
Striking accuracy 50% 38%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.66 3.05
Striking defense 60% 52%
Takedown average 1.08 2.67
Takedown accuracy 51% 33%
Takedown defense 60% 56%
Submission average 0.50 1.10

Swanson vs Elkins Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting match as both veteran fighters look to revive their careers. Having more experience competing against the best fighters in the world, Cub Swanson is seen by the best online sportsbook as the winner over Darren Elkins.