UFC Vegas #11 Fight Breakdown: Andre Ewell vs. Irwin Rivera

by Tyler Vaysman | September 15, 2020 |

In the next UFC event, you do not have to look very hard for great betting opportunities. In the prelims, you can watch a bantamweight showdown between Andre Ewell and Irwin Rivera. 

  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 4:00 PM
  • Venue: UFC Apex
  • Watch on: ESPN+

The Fighters 

Andre Ewell (16-6-0)

Ewell is coming off a decision win back in February. His fighting resume shows that he has 7 wins by knockout, 4 by submission, and 5 by decision. 

“Mr. Highlight” has a striking accuracy at 40 percent and a grappling accuracy at 50 percent. He lands 3.74 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.95. This ratio is slightly edging on the negative side. 

Ewell has a takedown defense at 66 percent and a significant strike defense at 54 percent. He also averages 0.21 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time. 

Irwin Rivera (10-5-0)

Rivera is also coming off a decision win, but back in August. His fighting resume shows that he has 5 wins by knockout, 1 by submission, and 4 by decision. 

“The Beast” has a striking accuracy at 41 percent and a grappling accuracy at 22 percent. He lands 2.33 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.50. This ratio shows that he takes on more than he delivers, almost heading towards double. 

Rivera has a takedown defense at 70 percent and a significant strike defense at 56 percent. He also averages 1.00 takedown per 15 minutes of fight time. 

Odds For This Event 

The market has had its ups and downs for this one. BetDSI has the odds currently placed at:

Ewell: -192

Rivera: +159

*odds are subject to changes 

Potential Winning Pick 

Both of these fighters are looking to continue their winning streaks going in. However, they have an interesting matchup ahead, so can these odds be justified?

Rivera has some positive numbers in his defense and winning resume. However, his significant strike ratio is of concern as he takes on a moderate amount of strikes versus delivering them. This could be bad news against Ewell who is a good striker. 

Ewell appears to be the better option here offensively. He has a decent significant strike ratio and good accuracies. He has knockout potential in this one, but ultimately this could be decided by a decision in his favor. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Ewell wins via decision 

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