Darren Elkins - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Darren Elkins
Nick Name: The Damage
Profession: Mixed martial artist, Wrestler
Best Known For: UFC
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : May 16, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Darren Keith Elkins
Birth Place: Portage, Indiana, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2


High School: Portage High School
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 24, 0000
Wife's Name: Connie Elkins
Children: 2

Emma Elkins (daughter)
DJ (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 66 kg (145.50 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Darren Elkins?

Darren Elkins is a mixed martial artist by profession and American by nationality. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and fights in the Featherweight division. 

Darren Elkins – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Darren Elkins’ birth took place on May 16, 1984, in Portage, Indiana, USA. He was born Darren Keith Elkins. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings, both brothers. 

Other facts about Darren Elkins’ early life including his education, mother, and father are not shared with the public yet.

young Darren Elkins (far right) with his brothers (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Elkins attended Portage High School, graduating in 2004. He went on to study at the University of Wisconsin Parkside but dropped out after two years.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Darren Elkins – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Darren Elkins began dating Connie Elkins (born Constance Irene Marvel) on July 4, 2002, while still in high school. He and his girlfriend are high school sweethearts.

They married on August 24, but the year of their wedding is not known. He and his wife have welcomed two children together – daughter Emma Elkins and son DJ Elkins. Emma and Connie have the same birthday- January 6.

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Darren Elkins, Connie Elkins with their children - posted June 2019 (Instagram)

Darren Elkins – Career

Early Career

Elkins began competing as a wrestler while still a student in high school, having started wrestling at the age of 4. As a freshman in high school, he was placed seventh in the state of Indiana and qualified for the state competition as a sophomore. 

In his junior year, he was placed third and finally was a State Champion as a high school senior. 

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Darren Elkins’ Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut was against Duane Ludwig, whom he defeated via Tko in the second round. Since then he competed in the UFC and won against Michihiro Omigawa (June 11, 2011), Zhang Tiequan (October 8, 2011), Diego Brandão (May 26, 2012), Steven Siler (November 17, 2012), Antonio Carvalho (March 16, 2013), among others.

However, Darren Elkins has lost in a match against Charles Oliveira (August 2010), Chad Mendes (April 20, 2013), and Jeremy Stephens (January 25, 2014), to name a few.

Overall among 32 matches Darren Elkins has won 24 and lost 8. He won 8 by knockout, 4 by submission, and 12 by decision. He lost 3 by knockout, 1 by submission, and 4 by decision.

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Darren Elkins (MMA Wreckage)

Darren Elkins – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth and annual salary are under review and will soon be updated.

Darren Elkins – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Darren Elkins is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with thousands of followers.

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