Darren Stewart

The Dentist

England

Off UFC roster
Light HeavyweightOther
September 1, 2021
Stewart and the UFC have parted ways, Guilherme Cruz and Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Stewart once showed some promise with the promotion, winning five of six fights in a stretch from 2018 through 2020, he's now winless in his last four bouts. One of those was a no-contest against Eryk Anders due to an illegal knee, which Anders promptly avenged three months later. His recent first-round knockout at the hands of Dustin Jacoby appears to be the last straw, leaving "The Dentist" looking for a new home at the age of 30. The report also suggests that Stewart will look to regroup and move down a weight class to 185 pounds for a possible comeback.
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Hammered by Dustin Jacoby
Light HeavyweightOther
August 28, 2021
Stewart lost to Dustin Jacoby via TKO (punches) at 3:04 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Stewart has been with the UFC pretty much continuously since his company debut back in November 2016, but this might be the last straw. A striker by trade with legitimate power in his hands, Stewart has been extremely durable over the course of his professional career. This was his first ever knockout defeat, and it began with a huge right hand from Jacoby and ended a few shots later. Stewart appeared to be on auto-pilot prior to referee Jason Herzog stepping in and calling off the bout. Stewart won't turn 31 years of age until late December, but he's winless in his past four fights (0-3, 1NC) and is now sporting a 5-7 (2NC) mark during the course of his time with the company.
Set to fight Jacoby
Light HeavyweightOther
June 30, 2021
Stewart has been named as the replacement for Askar Mozharov versus Dustin Jacoby at the Aug. 28 UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Mozharov pulled out of the fight for an undisclosed reason. Stewart has lost two of his last three fights, with the other being a no contest.
Slowly overwhelmed by Eryk Anders
Light HeavyweightOther
June 12, 2021
Stewart lost to Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (28-29, 27-29, 27-29) at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Stewart got another shot at Anders after an illegal knee from the latter caused the first fight between the two in March to be ruled a no-contest. He was unable to take advantage. This fight was somehow there for the taking heading into Round 3 after neither man did anything over the course of the first ten minutes, but Stewart was unable to separate and land consistently and eventually found himself eating countless unanswered shots to the side of the head from Anders. He managed to see the final bell, but had no chance of winning. Stewart's career record with the UFC is below .500 (5-7, 2NC), but he fights often, and that has value to a company which holds an event most every weekend.
Facing Anders in June
Light HeavyweightOther
May 8, 2021
Stewart will fight Eryk Anders in a middleweight bout at UFC 263 on June 12, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Stewart appeared to be headed for the loss in March when the pair first faced off, but an illegal knee from Anders at 4:37 of Round 1 resulted in a no contest. Stewart's last result came in September when he lost to Kevin Holland via split decision.
Fight ruled a no contest
Light HeavyweightOther
March 13, 2021
Stewart and Eryk Anders fought to a no contest (illegal knee) at 4:37 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Stewart obviously didn't fly all the way to Vegas hoping for a no contest, but it should have been a loss if it wasn't for the foolishness of Anders. The Brit got clipped with one big shot and appeared to be on the verge of being finished before Anders landed an illegal knee. The cageside doctor came in and correctly waived it off. Unlike last week's Petr Yan v. Aljamain Sterling fiasco, referee Herb Dean ruled this accidental and thus the no contest. Don't be surprised if the UFC tries to run this one back.