Another explosive fighting matchup is coming soon for UFC fans to watch. The next UFC Fight Night is sure to impress with a handful of great fighters.
One battle to look into in the prelims is the bantamweight showdown between Julio Arce and Andre Ewell. These fighters have something to prove and should put on a great show.
- Date: Sat, Jul 24, 3:00 PM
- Venue: UFC Apex
- Watch on: ESPN
Julio Arce (16-4-0): Looking to Get Back on Track
Arce has not fought since 2019, with his last battle coming at a loss against Hakeem Dawodu. Before that, he landed a third-round knockout head kick to Julian Erosa to get the win there.
His fighting resume shows that he has four wins by knockout, five by submission, and seven by decision. So far, he has put together a balanced resume to show that he can handle anything.
He has a striking accuracy at 38 percent and a grappling accuracy at 30 percent. He lands 4.25 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.87. This is a solid ratio with a clear separation between the two averages.
Arce has a takedown defense at 93 percent and a significant strike defense at 67 percent. He also averages 0.50 takedowns and 0.68 submissions every 15 minutes.
Andre Ewell (17-7-0): Seeking First Win This Year
Ewell is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Chris Gutierrez back in February of this year. This loss snapped his previous two-fight winning streak dating back to early last year.
His fighting resume shows that he has seven wins by knockout, four by submission, and six by decision. Similar to Arce’s, his resume shows a good balance but is geared towards stoppages.
“Mr. Highlight” has a striking accuracy of 41 percent and a grappling accuracy of 66 percent. He lands 4.42 significant strikes a minute while taking on 4.25. This is a solid ratio but could look to defend better going forward.
Ewell has a takedown defense at 70 percent and a significant strike defense at 52 percent. He also averages 0.29 takedowns and 0.10 submissions every 15 minutes.
Odds For This Event
The market has this battle moderately favoring Arce here. For the moneyline, Intertops has the odds currently placed at:
- Arce: -210
- Ewell: +165
*odds are subject to changes
Free Betting Pick
Both fighters are coming into this event with some negatives, but they each have a great opportunity to turn things around. This will be closer than the odds indicate, especially with Arce not fighting in roughly two years in the UFC.
Ewell will need to control the pace early if he wants to succeed. However, he will also need to defend against strikes which is something that is questionable here.
Overall, Arce has a solid resume that should shine here. Look for him to land the decision victory.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Arce wins via decision, at -210
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