Matt Schnell vs Steve Erceg – Fight Preview & Analysis

Schnell vs. Erceg fight preview

UFC 295: Jones vs. Miocic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023, in New York City, New York, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Matt “Danger” Schnell will take on Steve “Astroboy” Erceg in the Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 295 card.

Schnell brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 70″ reach. In contrast, Erceg, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 68″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 39% striking accuracy, Schnell has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.24 per minute. On the other hand, Erceg boasts a 38% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.6 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Matt Schnell vs. Steve Erceg matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 34-year-old, Matt Schnell is coming in with a 16-7-0 (1 NC) record. Schnell will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Matheus Nicolau at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland in December.

Erceg, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against David Dvorak on December 3, 2022, at UFC 289: Nunes vs. Aldana and holds a 10-1-0 record.

Matt Schnell vs. Steve Erceg
34
Age
28
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 8″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
70″
Reach
68″
16-7-0 (1 NC)
Record
10-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Matt Schnell has a orthodox fighting stance with an 70″ reach. The 28-year-old Steve Erceg is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Matt Schnell stats

→ Schnell’s striking accuracy is 39%.
→ Schnell lands 4.24 significant strikes per minute.
→ Schnell’s takedown accuracy is 44%.
→ Schnell’s takedown average is 0.63 per 15 minutes.
→ Schnell’s takedown defense is 46%.

Schnell comes in with 39% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.24 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Erceg fires at 38% accuracy, landing about 3.6 significant strikes per minute. Matt Schnell also has a 44% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.63 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Erceg’s 3 takedowns and 66% takedown accuracy.

Steve Erceg stats

→ Erceg’s striking accuracy is 38%.
→ Erceg lands 3.6 significant strikes per minute.
→ Erceg’s takedown accuracy is 75%.
→ Erceg’s takedown average is 3 per 15 minutes.
→ Erceg’s takedown defense is 66%.

Steve spent, on average, 15:00 minutes in the Octagon, and Matt has an average fight time of 7:58 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Matt or Steve? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 295: Jones vs. Miocic
Date
November 11, 2023
Location
New York City, New York, USA
Matchup
Matt Schnell vs. Steve Erceg

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