Andre Ewell plans to fight at 135, 145 to ‘stay active’ in the UFC (Video)


Andre Ewell sheds mild on staying energetic at 135 and 145, having interim belts within the UFC, and the present state of affairs in boxing vs. MMA

Andre Ewell is ready to tackle Julio Arce on July 24 on the UFC Vegas 32 card, which can even function the highly-anticipated major occasion between Cory Sandhagen and T.J. Dillashaw, which was initially scheduled for Might.

Ewell is coming off a call loss to Chris Gutierrez the place they fought at a catchweight of 140 kilos, however he is able to take over the UFC’s 135 pound division in 2021. Trying forward, Ewell is able to battle at 135 or 145 for the UFC, primarily as a result of he can’t get a battle at 135.

“Truth is that, at [135], lots of people have been saying no to me,” Ewell informed FanSided’s Amy Kaplan. “I’m the kind of individual that likes to be busy, and that’s simply me being actual. In case you put me on ice, I acquired to determine different methods to remain energetic…I’m a fighter, for me to get right here, I’m in all probability one of many quickest to make it to the UFC on the opposite route. I began MMA in 2016 and jumped into the entire UFC in 2018. Quick route for me, however I used to be energetic. One yr I fought seven instances. ”

Ewell is worked up to welcome Julio Arce to the 135-pound weight class with a robust hanging efficiency

“The one factor I do know is he was a Golden Glove man, and that he misplaced to Brian Kelleher twice earlier than he got here to the UFC, and he beat Dan Ige. That’s essentially the most info I acquired, however my group is doing all of the homework ’trigger, like I mentioned, from my final loss, what I ended up taking from that’s that I want to begin making folks battle my battle”

He’s keen to maintain issues standing and benefit from the hanging battle, whereas his group takes care of the sport plan to handle any unexpected hurdles towards Arce.

Ewell simply needs to get as many fights in as he can and hates shedding an edge on account of break day. He understands that the load minimize facet of the sport is altering, however there’s loads of various things that may go fallacious. For him, it’s nearly getting the time in at 135 earlier than that everlasting soar to 145.

“I’m going to have to maneuver up once I’m not making 135,” he mentioned. “I do know that I’ve properly over 10 extra fights to get me to the title, or to get me there, to battle all the massive names, together with Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber, who I’m going to be calling out after my subsequent battle. However I’m going to get my job performed first.”

Ewell made a reputation for himself by defeating Renan Barao, the earlier UFC bantamweight champion, in his UFC debut. He now sits at 4-3, however has respectable losses to Nathaniel Wooden and Marlon “Chito” Vera. An enormous win over Arce might put Ewell in a terrific place to dictate who he’d wish to battle, and it seems prefer it’ll be at 135 once more, for his subsequent UFC bout.

Ewell touches on Deontay Wilder incomes his rematch with Tyson Fury and thinks Anthony Joshua ought to wait his flip

When requested concerning the present state of affairs in boxing, extra particularly with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury going to an arbitrator, Ewell believes Wilder earned his preserve and Fury ought to honor that.

“I truly sided on Deontay with that one, trigger it’s a kind of conditions like ‘hey the entire settlement was,  when you beat me, I get a rematch, but when I beat you, I gave you the rematch,” he mentioned.

For Ewell to be in the identical scenario, he says he wouldn’t have an issue with that, nevertheless it comes all the way down to leaping between weight lessons and which one he can be snug with for the battle.

UFC Vegas 32 takes place on Saturday, July 24, 2021, stay from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided who’s on web site all week for all of your stay information and highlights.


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