Andre Ewell always knew he would end up fighting at featherweight in the UFC, he just didn’t think it would happen so soon.
At UFC Vegas 45, Ewell will drop to 145 pounds to face Charles Jourdain. It’s a long, drawn-out move as Ewell says he would throw up to get bantamweight, so he’s looking forward to a fight at 145 pounds.
“It was always a discussion I’ve had with my manager and my team since I entered the UFC that I wanted to get on,” Ewell said on Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com. “The objective was to climb in 35 and then to climb, but things didn’t go like that. “
Although Ewell thought he wouldn’t switch to featherweight for a while, he had his eye on Charles Jourdain. He admits he’s a fan of himself and always watched his fight because he was delighted to see his striking style, which he thinks he can compete well against.
“Definitely, because for a whole year, every time Jourdain fought, I made sure to watch because I’m a fan,” Ewell explained. “Our styles also match well, so for me competing on my debut for 145 is awesome. It’s the end of the year card and it’s going to be a banger that people will want to see. “
Against Charles Jourdain, Andre Ewell knows it will be a difficult fight because the Canadian is a very dynamic striker and someone who is difficult to push back. However, Ewell is confident in his stand-up and his power that he will not only beat Jordan but finish him off.
“I feel like we’re going to get in there, but I’m going to move and fight every round like I usually fight first. He’s a tough guy, but finishing it is a double win for me. I’m aiming for the bonus because I plan to finish it, ”said Ewell.
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