Renan Barão vs Andre Ewell UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/22/18
Andre Ewell vs Renan Barão
UFC: Saturday, September 22, 2018 (Ginásio do Ibirapuera)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Andre Ewell will be fighting Renan Barão at UFC Fight Night 137.
Renan Barão enters this fight with a professional MMA record of 34 wins, 6 losses and 1 no contest. This record is impressive and is further enhanced by the fact that Renan Barão is a former UFC Bantamweight champion. That being said, Barão lost his title in May 2014 and has had a terrible run of form since that defeat. Since May 2014, Renan Barão has competed 6 times with a record of 2 wins and 4 losses. Renan Barão will be desperate to turn around his form and fighting in Brazil will be a great chance for him to get a win since he will be greatly supported by his home fans. Renan Barão will also have the confidence of knowing that he has never lost a UFC fight in Brazil.
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On the other side of the coin, Andre Ewell will be making his debut in the UFC. Ewell currently has a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 4 losses and while that is decent, he will need to improve if he wishes to become a top MMA fighter. Ewell has never fought in the UFC and that will be a big disadvantage since he will fight it tough to adjust to the higher levels required in this brand. Furthermore, Ewell is fighting a former UFC Bantamweight champion and while his opponent is out of form, he still has all the skill required to be a top fighter.
I am picking Renan Barão to win this fight. While it has been a tough period for Renan Barão, he is still a great fighter and has the skills and experience needed to win. Renan Barão will also be at home so he should be boosted by that. Considering Ewell has never fought in the UFC and will be away from home, I see Renan Barão getting a much-needed victory in this fight.