Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Anders vs Stewart?
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 34 years old.
Anders had a height advantage of 1 inch over Stewart. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Anders was arguably the less experienced fighter, 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 the same amount of professional rounds, 45 to Stewart's 45.
Anders vs Stewart form
Anders had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gerald Meerschaert at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Khalil Rountree at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
Before that, he had lost to Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 137 on 22nd September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night 135 on 25th August 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, United States.
Darren Stewart had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Maki Pitolo at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Bartosz Fabi ski at Cage Warriors 113 on 20th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at BEC Arena, Manchester, England.
Before that, he had beat Deron Winn at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
He had lost to Edmen Shahbazyan at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Darren Stewart had been fighting more than Eryk Anders.
Going to this contest, Eryk Anders had last fought 1 year and 5 months ago, while Darren Stewart's last outing had been 1 year and 27 days ago.
Anders' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Stewart's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.