Andre Ewell

Andre Ewell (born January 21, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently competing in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and he was the former Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES MMA) Bantamweight Champion.[2].

Andre Ewell
Born (1988-01-21) January 21, 1988 (age 32)
Anaheim, California, United States[1]
Other namesMr. Highlight
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach76 in (193 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofRiverside, California, United States
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins16
By knockout7
By submission4
By decision5
Losses6
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Ewell, who is a Riverside, California native, excelled in football and track and field during his highs school years at Arlington High School. He was offered a full scholarship to go to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) after his graduated from high school; however, due to his poor grades, he went to a community college instead. During his college year, inspired by Roy Jones Jr., he picked up boxing and wanted to pursue it as a career but his first few boxing matches results were disappointing. During this time, his son, Eli, was born, and due to the falling out with his child's mother and was denied for custody of his son. Ewell transitioned to mma, hoping he could find success in the sport and could prove to the court he has value and he could be the financial provider for his son.[3][4][5]

It’s my son. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I’m doing this for my son. I literally went bankrupt just trying to fight to be in my son’s life. I had a hard year of not being in the fight and working to be in his life. Everything I had and was making was going straight to my son, but it’s my son. It got to that moment that I had to do something that I honestly love, and my son’s going to grow up watching that and seeing that not only am I great at it, but it’s all for him.[6]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Without any amateur mixed martial arts fights,[7] Ewell fought most of his early professional fights primarily in the Inland Empire area of Southern California. He competed for regional promotions Gladiator Challenge, King of the Cage (KOTC), Legacy Fighting Alliance and Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES MMA) promotions where he was the former CES MMA bantamweight champion.[8] Ewell amassed a record of 13-4 prior signed by UFC.[9]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his UFC debut, Ewell faced Renan Barão on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137.[10] At weigh-ins, Barão weighted five pounds over bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136 and he was fined 30 percent of his purse to Ewell.[11] Ewell won the fight via split decision.[12]

On December 29, 2018, Ewell faced Nathaniel Wood on December 29, 2018 at UFC 232.[13] He lost the bout via submission in the third round.[14]

Ewell faced Anderson dos Santos on June 22, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie.[15] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Ewell faced Marlon Vera on October 12, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 19.[17] He lost the fight via technical knockout.[18]

Ewell faced Jonathan Martinez on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247.[19] He won the fight via split decision.[20]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES MMA)
    • Classic Entertainment and Sports Bantamweight Champion (One time) vs.Dinis Paiva[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Ewell has a son named Eli Edward Ewell.[22]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 16 wins 6 losses
By knockout 7 1
By submission 4 3
By decision 5 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–6 Jonathan Martinez Decision (split) UFC 247 February 8, 2020 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 15–6 Marlon Vera TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson October 12, 2019 3 3:17 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 15–5 Anderson dos Santos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie June 22, 2019 3 5:00 Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Loss 14–5 Nathaniel Wood Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 232 December 29, 2018 3 4:12 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 14–4 Renan Barão Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders September 22, 2018 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil Catchweight (141.8 lbs) bout; Barão missed weight.
Win 13–4 Dinis Paiva Submission (brabo choke) CES MMA 50 June 15, 2018 3 0:36 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Won the vacant CES MMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 12–4 Trent Meaux KO (punch) LFA 36 March 23, 2018 1 1:41 Cabazon, California, United States
Win 11–4 Gustavo Lopez KO KOTC: Energetic Pursuit February 24, 2018 1 4:44 Ontario California, United States
Win 10–4 Hugo Flores Submission (guillotine choke) Gladiator Challenge: Season's Beatings December 16, 2017 1 0:29 Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Loss 9–4 Patrick Mix Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Ultimate Mix November 18, 2017 1 2:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Bantamweight. For the vacant KOTC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 9–3 Willie Gates Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Never Quit September 2, 2017 3 2:47 Ontario, California, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 8–3 Chris Chavez Submission (choke) Gladiator Challenge: Summer Feud June 10, 2017 1 0:27 San Jacinto, California, United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 7–3 Rick James Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Groundbreaking May 6, 2017 3 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 6–3 Dominic Nichols TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Absolute Beatdown March 25, 2017 1 0:20 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 5–3 Ryan Lilley Decision (split) Gladiator Challenge: Battle Cage February 18, 2017 3 3:00 Rancho Mirage, California, United States For the GC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 5–2 Jimmy Marquez TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Season's Beatings December 17, 2016 1 1:23 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 4–2 Juan Beltran Submission (choke) Gladiator Challenge: Rampage October 22, 2016 3 4:10 Rancho Mirage, California, United States For the vacant GC Featherweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Mario Casares TKO (punches) ladiator Challenge: Wrecking Crew April 16, 2016 1 0:42 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 3–1 Jordan Winski Decision (unanimous) ladiator Challenge: Young Gunz January 30, 2016 3 3:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 3–0 Alfredo Perez TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: California State Championship Series October 17, 2015 2 1:30 San Jacinto, California, United States Bantamweight bout.
Win 2–0 James Villas Decision (unanimous) Xplode Fight Series: Payback September 19, 2015 3 5:00 Valley Center, California, United States
Win 1–0 Miguelito Marti TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge: Showdown August 15, 2015 1 0:54 Rancho Mirage, California, United States

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Andre Ewell | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  2. ^ "CES MMA 50 highlights: Andre Ewell spoils Dinis Paiva's record night to claim vacant title". MMA Junkie. 2018-06-16. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  3. ^ Gerson, Brian; Manager, Site (2018-06-12). "Andre Ewell: A Fight for Family". MMASucka.com. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  4. ^ "Andre Ewell has a message for Dana White: "I'm waiting by my phone Dana, call me!"". MyMMANews.com. 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  5. ^ Kuhl, Dan. "Andre Ewell: Fighting to be a Father". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  6. ^ Kuhl, Dan. "Andre Ewell: Fighting to be a Father". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  7. ^ Gerson, Brian; Manager, Site (2018-06-12). "Andre Ewell: A Fight for Family". MMASucka.com. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  8. ^ "CES MMA 50 highlights: Andre Ewell spoils Dinis Paiva's record night to claim vacant title". MMA Junkie. 2018-06-16. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  9. ^ Sherdog.com. "Andre". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  10. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-08-01). "Renan Barão meets newcomer Andre Ewell at UFC São Paulo" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  11. ^ "Renan Barao misses weight by more than five pounds for UFC Sao Paulo". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  12. ^ "UFC São Paulo Results: Santos vs Anders". mmafighting.com.
  13. ^ "Nathaniel Wood vs. Andre Ewell booked for UFC 232". MMA Fighting. 2018-12-03. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  14. ^ Steven Marrocco (2019-08-05). "UFC 232 results: Nathaniel Wood bullies Andre Ewell before third-round submission". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA. "Andre Ewell treft Anderson "Berinja" Dos Santos tijdens UFC Greenville". Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  16. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-06-22). "UFC Greenville Results: Andre Ewell and Anderson dos Santos Steal the Show". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  17. ^ King, Nolan (2019-09-04). "Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell set for UFC on ESPN+ 19". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  18. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-10-12). "UFC Tampa Results: Marlon Vera Overwhelms Andre Ewell for Fifth Straight Victory". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-13.
  19. ^ Redactie (2020-01-13). "Andre Ewell vs. Jonathan Martinez completes UFC 247 in Houston". mmadna.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13. (in Dutch)
  20. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-02-08). "UFC 247 Results: After Spending Later Rounds Under Fire, Andre Ewell Wins Split Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  21. ^ "CES MMA 50 highlights: Andre Ewell spoils Dinis Paiva's record night to claim vacant title". MMA Junkie. 2018-06-16. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  22. ^ Kuhl, Dan. "Andre Ewell: Fighting to be a Father". Combat Press. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Andre". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-07.

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