Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Anders vs Stewart?
Eryk Anders beat Darren Stewart by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 263, on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Eryk Anders.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Anders vs Stewart stats
Eryk Anders stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Darren Stewart made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Anders had a slight advantage in power over Stewart, with a 62% knock out percentage over Stewart's 58%.
Eryk Anders was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Anders had a height advantage of 1 inch over Stewart. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Anders' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Stewart's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 2 months later than Stewart, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 52 to Stewart's 48.
Anders vs Stewart form
Eryk Anders had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Before that, he had lost to Khalil Rountree at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
He had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 137 on 22nd September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Anders' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Stewart's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.