Andre Ewell will square off against Chris Gutierrez in a last-minute addition to the UFC 258 lineup.
Multiple outlets confirmed the pairing after Gutierrez’s gym, Factory X, announced it via Instagram on Monday. Ewell vs. Gutierrez will be contested at a 140-pound catchweight. UFC 258 takes place on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight championship tilt between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.
Ewell was supposed to compete at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 184 event but was pulled from the card after testing positive for COVID-19. The 33-year-old Apex MMA member is coming off back-to-back split-decision triumphs against Jonathan Martinez and Irwin Rivera in 2020.
Gutierrez, meanwhile, saw a three-bout winning streak come to an end when he battled Cody Durden to a unanimous draw at UFC Fight Night 173. Prior to that, “El Guapo” had scored successive triumphs over Ryan MacDonald, Geraldo de Freitas Jr. and Vince Morales.