Mirsad Bektic came into UFC 209 as a +700 favorite over Darren Elkins. And for 2 1/2 rounds he definitely looked like it. Bektic easily won the first two rounds and was cruising to a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas when the unthinkable happened, Elkins knocked him out.
— Ahmar Khan (@AhmarSKhan) March 5, 2017
Elkins was transported to the hospital after the win. He sustained a nasty cut over his right eye in the first round that the cutman had a hard time closing in between rounds.
It was a crazy night in Vegas on the undercard. Before Elkins shocked the world Luke Sanders dominated Iuri Alcantara and was also on his way to an easy win when Alcantara caught him in kneebar forcing the Tennessean to tap out.