Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Round 1: Elkins throws a jab and Brandao mises with a huge uppercut. Brandao lands a combination. He misses with a right hand and Elkins takes him down. Brandao looks for a kimura and uses it to reverse Elkins. He has Elkins mounted. Elkins works back to guard. Brandao backs away and lets Elkins up. Brandao throwing huge punches. Elkins looks for a takedown but Brandao sprawls. Brandao lands a jumping knee and knocks Elkins down. He works in side control. Brandao backs out and lets Elkins up. Elkins lands a right hand but Brandao lands one of his own. He ends up on top on the ground but stands and delivers a huge right hand. Elkins gets to guard. Brandao stands and dives back in with a right hand that lands. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Brandao.
Round 2: Brandao switches stances to southpaw. The pace slows. Elkins misses with a combination. Brandao moves in with a right hand and lands a knee. Elkins answers with a right hand. Brandao lands a step-in elbow. Elkins presses forward with punches but Brandao moves away. Brandao slips attempting an axe kick and Elkins gets top position. Elkins peppers him with shots. Brandao lands a couple of elbows from the bottom. Elkins continues to control him on the ground. He advances to half guard. Elkins advances to the mount position. He postures up and lands a series of right hands. Brandao tries to buck him off. Brandao gets back to half guard. The round ends with Elkins landing right hands to the body. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Elkins.
Round 3: Elkins presses the pace. Brandao looking to counter strike. Elkins takes him down with a double leg. Elkins lands elbows in half guard. Brandao works back to full guard but Elkins is landing punches. With three minutes remaining, Elkins moves to half guard and then advances to the mount position. He lands punches. Brandao gets back to half guard but Elkins is in complete control. Elkins moves to side control and Elkins gets backt to his feet. They work for position and Brandao gets top position. He delivers a right hand. Elkins works a rubber guard. Brandao stands and dives in with a right hand that lands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Elkins.
The judges score it unanimously for Elkins. All three scorecards read 29-28.