Evan Elder went looking for the inside scoop on his next opponent Marcus Andrusia and couldn’t find it.

Andrusia’s recent fights weren’t available on tape, which means Elder goes into this weekend’s lightweight bout at FAC 11 a little unsighted. The undefeated 24-year-old isn’t fazed though. The result is inevitable – it’ll just take a little longer, he said in an interview with The AllStar’s John Hyon Ko.

“Truthfully, I think everybody is pretty dangerous for the first two minutes,” Elder said ahead of his Dec. 10 fight. “I’m just gonna go out there and do my thing and try to apply the pressure quickly. I think he’s gonna come out, try to be aggressive.

The biggest danger is if Andrusia catches him with “something wild,” Elder said. “I’m gonna come out and try to be the aggressor, put him on his heels and apply pressure right off the bat.

“Break him down bit by bit. The further the fight goes the more it’s going to play into my advantage. Your technique is what really starts to show through later in the fight. I think I am significantly sharper everywhere and I plan on exposing a lot of holes. I definitely plan on trying to put him away in exciting fashion.”

“The Phenom” also spoke about:

  • The importance of travel
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Training with Rafael Fiziev

Watch this interview and more on The AllStar’s YouTube channel.


Fighter profile

Evan “The Phenom” Elder is a 24 year old male fighter from the United States with 6 pro wins and 0 losses. 

Recent form coming into this matchup

Recent form for Evan Elder
Evan Elder’s last 5 professional MMA fights

Elder has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.

  • Win vs Paris Padilla • KO/TKO R1 0:20 • 2021-09-25
  • Win vs CJay Hunter • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-06-25
  • Win vs Kegan Gennrich • Decision R3 5:00 • 2020-08-21
  • Win vs Orell Fisher • KO/TKO R1 3:25 • 2020-01-11
  • Win vs Tremiere Hollie • Submission R1 2:30 • 2019-03-15

Darren is the editorial director of The AllStar and a retired championship-winning point guard who dropped dimes and broke ankles in recreational leagues across the Asia Pacific. A former APAC markets and banking editor with Bloomberg News, Darren has written about the NBA and UFC. Personal sporting highlight: Being courtside under the backboard (and a little to the left) when Vince Carter did THAT DUNK on Frederic Weis at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

1 Comment

  1. Deborah Jean Gamble on

    Amazing interview!!!! Evan is always training and putting in the work. He is an amazing person and fighter. Love to you Evan on this fight on December 10th and many more to come. I say you got this in the first round!!!! I am so proud of you !!!! Your #1MMAFAN Debbie

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