In all three rounds, the pair battled for control on the canvas, engaging in a series of attack-and-defend, counter-and-scramble entanglements that left both breathing heavily, but digging deep. Brown made the critical mistake of trying to engage with Elkins on the floor, pulling guillotine early in the third, which allowed the Elkins to get to top position. From there, he advanced to the back, laced up the choke, and secured the tap.
It was a competitive, entertaining way to close out the prelims, with Elkins collecting his 18th victory and sixth finish inside the Octagon. It’s rarely pretty, but the veteran Team Alpha Male representative continues to get it done more than 13 years after making his promotional debut.