Andre Ewell
Mr. Highlight


Finshed by Marlon Vera
October 12, 2019
Ewell lost to Marlon Vera via TKO (strikes) at 3:17 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Tampa.
He may have lost the fight, but Ewell's toughness was on display throughout the course of the bout. Most noticeably, in Round 1, when he somehow survived a very, very deep arm-triangle from Vera. Unfortunately for "Mr. Highlight," he was playing defense from the get-go and was never to get his offensive game established. Ewell racked up a ton of stoppage wins on the regional circuit, but those finishing powers have been MIA through his first four UFC bouts. The 31-year-old has now alternated wins and losses in his first four bouts with the company.
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Set to face Vera on Oct. 12
September 4, 2019
Ewell will face Marlon Vera in a UFC battle in Tampa, Florida on Oct. 12, reports.
Though not yet formally announced, the 135-pound matchup will reportedly be set on ESPN+ 19 for Oct. 12. Ewell, a former CES champion and currently holding a current record of 15-5 in his professional MMA career, most recently defeated Anderson Dos Santos via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 154 on June 22.
Puts slick striking on display
June 22, 2019
Ewell defeated Anderson Dos Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night 154 in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday.
Ewell was just too quick for his opponent in the first two rounds, landing a shot and then evading with plenty of time to counter the counter offering. Ewell was mostly sailing through the fight until the third frame, when Dos Santos decided it was time to turn on the wrestling. While he was able to get some work done on the ground, Ewell was able to return to his feet to notch the victory. Ewell's takedown defense needs serious work but his actual ground defense seems quite good, meaning he may not be that far away from taking his game to the next level. He improves to 15-5 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Added to UFC Greenville
May 1, 2019
Ewell will take on Anderson dos Santos in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Greenville on June 22, Jose Youngs of reports.
Ewell's professional career has been a mixed bag. He holds a 14-5 pro record, and had been on a five-fight winning streak -- including a win over former champion Renan Barao -- before losing to Nathaniel Wood at UFC 232. He'll look to bounce back against a 33-year-old Brazilian of a similar experience level, as dos Santos lost his only UFC fight via unanimous decision to Nad Narimani last November.
Winning streak snapped at UFC 232
December 29, 2018
Ewell was defeated by Nathaniel Wood via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:12 of Round 3 at UFC 232 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Ewell was not willing to stand toe-to-toe with Wood in this fight. Ewell was on his back foot all fight as he tried to get out of the corners Wood kept trapping him in. Once Wood decided to take the fight to the ground in the first it was clear that would be part of his strategy for the rest of the fight. Ewell seemed amateurish on the ground and had little hope of submitting Wood. "Mr. Highlight" was grounded for a majority of the fight and eventually gave up his back to Wood and tapped to the choke in the third round.
Steps up in replacement
November 30, 2018
Ewell will face Nathaniel Wood at UFC 232 on Dec. 29.
Ewell is stepping in for the injured Tom Duquesnoy, who withdrew from the bantamweight match two weeks ago with an intercostal hematoma. Both Ewell and Wood are coming into the fight with winning streaks, as Ewell's sits at five while Wood's is at six.