In a featherweight bout on the preliminary card for UFC Vegas 13, Darren Elkins will take on Luiz Eduardo Garagorri this Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 36-year-old Elkins is entering the octagon as the favorite, despite losing his last four fights. Elkins has a professional record of 25-9. The last time we saw Elkins in the octagon, he lost Nate Landwehr by unanimous decision in May. Elkins hasn’t won a since January 2018, where he defeated Michael Johnson in Round 2 by submission via rear-naked choke.
If “The Damage” wants to snap his losing strike, he’ll have to do it with a combination of striking and grappling. He averages 3.54 strikes per minute and 2.43 takedowns per 15.
As for Garagorri, he’ll be trying to get into the win column for his fight of 2020. The last he fought, the 31-year-old lost to Ricardo Ramos at UFC Fight Night 164 in Round 1 by rear-naked choke. The native of Uruguay will be trying to take down Elkins with punches as he averages 3.75 strikes per minute and 54 percent accuracy.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Darren Elkins vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri at UFC Vegas 13 on November 7th.
Darren Elkins: -240, (68% of action, 74% of bets)
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri:: +185, (32% of action, 26% of bets)
Darren Elkins: $8,700
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri: $7,500
Heading into UFC Vegas 13, Elkins is averaging 64.9 fantasy points per fight, while Garagorri is only scoring 36.8 fantasy points per fight. Neither fighter gives you confidence that they will score a lot of points based on their record and recent results. Stay away from this one.