A late addition has been added to UFC 258 as Andre Ewell will face Chris Gutierrez.
Factory X, the gym where Gutierrez trains, broke the news on Twitter that Gutierrez and Ewell have agreed to a short notice fight for this Saturday. The weight class is uncertain but perhaps it will be at featherweight or a catchweight given both men are taking this fight on short notice.
When you have ⭐️ BREAKING NEWS⭐️ AND it’s FIGHT WEEK at the same time… @CGutierrezMMA will step in THIS SATURDAY vs Andre Ewell LIVE on @espn + ‼️We stay ready! 🦬🙅🏾 #FactoryX #Xonthechest #UFC258
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— Factory X (@FactoryXMTMMA) February 8, 2021
Andre Ewell was supposed to fight Cody Stamann at UFC Vegas 18 last Saturday but a false positive COVID-19 test removed him from the card. Before that, he picked up back-to-back split decision wins over Irwin Rivera and Gutierrez’s teammate in Jonathan Martinez. In his UFC tenure, Ewell is 4-2 with his only losses to Marlon Vera and Nathaniel Wood. He also holds a notable win over Renan Barao.
Chris Gutierrez, meanwhile, has not fought since he fought to a draw against Cody Durden in August. Before that, he was on a three-fight winning streak with wins over Vince Morales, Geraldo de Freitas, and Ryan MacDonald. His lone loss in the UFC was a submission loss to Raoni Barcelos. He also holds notable wins over Timur Valiev and Ray Rodriguez before getting into the UFC.
UFC 258 airs live on pay-per-view Saturday, February 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against his former teammate, Gilbert Burns.
UFC 258 is now as follows:
- Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – for welterweight title
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch
- Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
- Julian Marquez vs. Maki Pitolo
- Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima
- Mallory Martin vs. Polyana Viana
- Gabe Green vs. Phil Rowe
- Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon
- Miranda Maverick vs. Gillian Robertson
- Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime