UFC 179 Darren Elkins vs Lucas Martins Prediction – This event takes place on October 25th, 2014 at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ultimate Fighting Championship 179 features a main event fight between Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes.
UFC 179 Darren Elkins vs Lucas Martins Prediction
My prediction for this fight is #15 ranked Darren Elkins, but I am not confident in this prediction. Elkins is EXTREMELY tough. He has beat some top level fighters, but is coming off a loss to Jeremy Stephens 9 months ago. Elkins gives anyone he fights problems.
Martians looks like a killer, but he has only fought one top level fighter in the UFC and lost. He is riding a 3 fight winning streak and has finished all his fights in the UFC (3-1). This will be a major test for Martins. If he can beat Elkins, he moves into the top 15 fighters.
Elkins will be traveling to Brazil for this fight, which favors Martins. Martins striking seems to be more refined and he will most likely have the advantage on the feet. Elkins has an in-your-face grinder style. If he cannot get the fight to the ground, he might have trouble. Even if Elkins gets the fight to the ground, Martins has a great ground game.
This fight has a lot of tricky aspects to it and is hard to determine who the clear-cut winner will be.
What do you think about this Darren Elkins vs Lucas Martins prediction?