UFC Fight Night 137 - Barao vs. Ewell Lines

Renan Barao is favored over Andre Ewell at UFC Fight Night 137 on Saturday night in São Paulo, Brazil. This event is one of five fights on the main card on FS1. Barao is 34-6 in his career, while Ewell is 13-4 in his career. There are a total of five fights on the main card on FS1, with the headliner a bout between Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos. There are also a total of nine fights on the preliminary card with four on FS2 and five on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the bout between Barao and Ewell and UFC predictions.

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Renan Barao (34-6, 9-5 UFC)

Barao came into the UFC with a record of 25-1 and he has nine wins and five losses in the UFC. In his last five fights, he has one win and four losses in the UFC. He defeated Phillipe Nover by unanimous decision; while losing to T.J. Dillashaw by TKO, Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision, Aljamain Sterling by unanimous decision, and Brian Kelleher by unanimous decision. Barao has been a pro since 2005 and has eight wins by TKO/KO and 15 by submission. He has 13 first round finishes.

Andre Ewell (13-4, UFC debut)

Ewell is making his UFC debut this Saturday against Barao. His four losses for his career were against Jordan Winski by unanimous decision, Juan Beltran by submission, Ryan Lilley by split decision, and Patrick Mix by submission. Ewell’s last win was against Dinis Paiva by submission in June of 2018. Ewell has been a pro since 2015 and has seven wins by TKO/KO and four wins by submission. He has eight first round finishes.

Ewell said this to ufc.com about his upcoming UFC debut, “I don’t care who it is, in my eyes I’m the best, and it’s my time to show you guys that I’m the best. I don’t mind going to other people’s houses. You’re going to know me for five minutes and I’m going to turn that thing into my house. The cage is my home, so it doesn’t really matter where it’s at. If you’re in front of me, I’m destroying you. It doesn’t matter who is up in there.”

Striking Stats

Strikes landed per minute: Barao 3.76/ Ewell 0.00

Accuracy: Barao 35% / Ewell 0%

Strikes absorbed per minute: Barao 3.78/ Ewell 0.00

Defense: Barao 58% / Ewell 0%

Grappling Stats

Takedown average: Barao 1.39 / Ewell 0.00

Accuracy: Barao 43% / Ewell 0%

Takedowns defended: Barao 93% / Ewell 0%

Submission average: Barao 0.5 / Ewell 0.0

UFC Predictions

Barao was riding high not long ago with several titles under his belt but now he has lost five of his last seven fights and he is going downhill fast. This could be Barao’s last fight in the UFC with the bantamweight division surging with talent. Ewell is new player coming into the UFC and we really don’t know what to make of him. I believe that this fight will be more of a toss-up than anything so I will avoid picking a side and instead look at the total. The combined first round finishes of Barao and Ewell are 21, so I will take the rounds to go under the total.

UFC Fight Night 137 takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. The main card has five fights on FS1, featuring Eryk Anders taking on Thiago Santos. There are nine fights on the preliminary card with four on FS2 and five on UFC Fight Pass.

Main Card (FS1)

Light Heavyweight – Thiago Santos -165 vs. Eryk Anders

Welterweight - Alex Oliveira -415 vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr.

Light Heavyweight - Sam Alvey -325 vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira

Bantamweight - Renan Barão -135 vs. Andre Ewell

Women's Strawweight - Randa Markos -115 vs. Marina Rodriguez

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)

Lightweight - Charles Oliveira -351 vs. Christos Giagos

Lightweight - Francisco Trinaldo -260 vs. Evan Dunham

Light Heavyweight - Ryan Spann -175 vs. Luis Henrique

Heavyweight - Augusto Sakai -250 vs. Chase Sherman

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Welterweight - Sérgio Moraes -290 vs. Ben Saunders

Women's Flyweight - Gillian Robertson -145 vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

Middleweight - Hector Lombard -125 vs. Thales Leites

Welterweight - Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos -665 vs. Luigi Vendramini

Women's Strawweight - Livia Renata Souza -1138 vs. Alex Chambers

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