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19 Sep 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Renan Barão vs Andre Ewell at UFC Fight Night 137

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 137? Sunday 23rd September, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 137? Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

What channel is UFC Fight Night 137 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 137? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 137? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Andre Ewell makes his UFC debut against the former bantamweight king Renan Barão and as he names himself ‘Mr Highlight’, we should be in for a show in Sao Paulo. He is on a four-fight winning streak but Barão will be the toughest assignment of his career so far.

Barão is clearly not the fighter he used to be. Before he lost his title to TJ Dillashaw in 2014 he was 33-1 (1) and has since gone 2-5. He is coming off two decision losses and if he loses against a debutant there will be some serious questions asked.

THE PREDICTION

We all know how well-rounded Barão is, who has proven his finishing ability throughout his long career. However, if he is not confident and lets Ewell settle, he may get a taste of his own medicine. Ewell is a dangerous striker and finisher who needs to attack early to unsettle the Brazilian.

Barão has never lost three in a row and although it won’t be an easy night for him, he has all the class and experience to edge out a win.

Winner: Barão via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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