UFC Fight Night comes to you live on Saturday, April 30th from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The preliminary card will begin at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+ while the main card starts around 7 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN and ESPN+. The main event of the night will see Rob Font and Marlon Vera competing in a bantamweight matchup.
Ahead of the main event on the main card, Darren Elkins and Tristan Connelly will face off in a battle of featherweights. Elkins enters with an overall record of 27-10 and has had a rough stretch since 2018. In his last seven fights, he is 2-5. Elkins is coming off a first-round knockout loss to Cub Swanson in December of 2021. Connelly is also coming off a loss and is 14-7. He most recently fought Pat Sabatini in April of 2021 and suffered a unanimous decision loss. Both fighters are needing a victory to get back on track.
How to watch Darren Elkins vs. Tristan Connelly
Date: Saturday, April 30
Fight time: Main card starts at 7 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Darren Elkins: -170
Tristan Connelly: +150
Splits: 66% of handle on Elkins, 55% of bets on Connelly
Elkins is the odds-on favorite, but the number of bets is correctly favoring Connelly. Recent history hasn’t been the best for either competitor. That being said, Elkins had a real rough patch there and we don’t know how he will respond to another loss. Connelly has never dropped two fights in a row and his tenacity will carry him to a win here.
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