Jake Matthews (fighter)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jake Matthews
Jake Mattews & Jon Jones.jpg
Jake Matthews (left) & Jon Jones (right)
BornJake Aaron Matthews
(1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 25)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other namesThe Celtic Kid
ResidenceEpping, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Height5 ft 11 12 in (1.82 m)[1]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2014–2017)
Welterweight (2012–2014) (2017–present)
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofEpping, Victoria, Australia
TeamXLR8 Training Centre
Rank     Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos "Português" Vieira[2]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins15
By knockout4
By submission7
By decision4
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jake Aaron Matthews[3] (born 19 August 1994) is an Australian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Welterweight division.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Matthews began training in mixed martial arts out of a shed in the backyard of his parents' house, sparring with his younger brother and being coached by his father.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Matthews made his professional mixed martial arts debut at the age of 18 in September 2012 competing for regional promotions in the Greater Melbourne area where he compiled a record of 7–0 prior joining UFC.[5]

The Ultimate Fighter: Nations[edit]

In December 2013, it was announced that Matthews would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Australia at welterweight.[6] Matthews went on to lose his opening fight in the tournament, dropping a unanimous decision to eventual finalist Olivier Aubin-Mercier and was subsequently eliminated from the show.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

2014[edit]

After winning a fight after his stint on TUF, Matthews made his official UFC debut on 28 June 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43, where he faced promotional newcomer Dashon Johnson in a lightweight bout.[8] Matthews defeated Johnson via submission in the third round.[9]

For his second fight with the promotion, Matthews faced Vagner Rocha on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55.[10] Matthews won the fight via second round submission.[11]

2015[edit]

Matthews faced James Vick on 10 May 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65.[12] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[13]

Matthews was expected to face Mickael Lebout on 18 July 2015 at UFC Fight Night 72.[14] However, Matthews pulled out of the fight on 9 July citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Teemu Packalen.[15]

Matthews faced Akbarh Arreola on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193.[16] Matthews won via doctor stoppage between rounds 2 and 3, after scoring a takedown early in the second round and inflicting severe damage to Arreola's right eye with punches and elbows.[17]

2016[edit]

Matthews faced Johnny Case on 20 March 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.[18] He won the bout via submission in the third round.[19] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night.[20]

Matthews was expected to face Stevie Ray on 8 July 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.[21] However, Ray pulled out of the fight on June 2 citing alleged visa issues and was replaced by Kevin Lee.[22] Lee won via TKO in the first round.[23]

Matthews next faced Andrew Holbrook on 27 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101.[24] He lost the fight via split decision.[25]

2017[edit]

Matthews faced Bojan Veličković in a welterweight bout on 19 November 2017 at UFC Fight Night 121.[26] He won the fight via split decision.[27]

2018[edit]

Matthews faced Li Jingliang on 11 February 2018 at UFC 221.[28] where he won via unanimous decision.[29] This win earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.[30]

Matthews faced Shinsho Anzai on 23 June 2018 at UFC Fight Night 132.[31] He won the fight via rear-naked choke in the first round.[32]

Matthews faced Tony Martin on 2 December 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142.[33] He lost the fight via an anaconda choke in round three.[34]

2019[edit]

Matthews faced Rostem Akman on 6 October 2019 at UFC 243,[35] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[36]

Matthews is scheduled to face Emil Weber Meek on February 23, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker.[37]

Personal life[edit]

Matthews has a daughter, Alani, who was born on January 5, 2019.[38]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 15 wins 4 losses
By knockout 4 1
By submission 7 2
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–4 Rostem Akman Decision (unanimous) UFC 243 6 October 2019 3 5:00 Melbourne, Australia
Loss 14–4 Anthony Rocco Martin Technical Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa 2 December 2018 3 1:19 Adelaide, Australia
Win 14–3 Shinsho Anzai Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards 23 June 2018 1 3:44 Kallang, Singapore
Win 13–3 Li Jingliang Decision (unanimous) UFC 221 11 February 2018 3 5:00 Perth, Australia Fight of the Night.
Win 12–3 Bojan Veličković Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura 19 November 2017 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia Return to Welterweight.
Loss 11–3 Andrew Holbrook Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson 27 November 2016 3 5:00 Melbourne, Australia
Loss 11–2 Kevin Lee TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale 8 July 2016 1 4:06 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1 Johnny Case Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir 20 March 2016 3 4:45 Brisbane, Australia Fight of the Night.
Win 10–1 Akbarh Arreola TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 193 15 November 2015 2 5:00 Melbourne, Australia
Loss 9–1 James Vick Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt 10 May 2015 1 4:53 Adelaide, Australia
Win 9–0 Vagner Rocha Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping 8 November 2014 2 1:52 Sydney, Australia
Win 8–0 Dashon Johnson Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Te-Huna vs. Marquardt 28 June 2014 3 3:16 Auckland, New Zealand Lightweight debut.
Win 7–0 Stuart Dare Decision (unanimous) Shamrock Events: King of Combat 12 26 April 2014 3 5:00 Melbourne, Australia
Win 6–0 Dean Purdon Submission (rear-naked choke) Australian Fighting Championships 6 24 August 2013 2 2:42 Melbourne, Australia
Win 5–0 Tadija Majic TKO (punches) Shamrock Events: Night of Mayhem 7 22 June 2013 1 2:25 Melbourne, Australia
Win 4–0 Luke Jumeau Submission (rear-naked choke) Australian Fighting Championships 5 10 May 2013 2 1:14 Melbourne, Australia
Win 3–0 Callan Potter Submission (triangle choke) Night of Mayhem 6 16 March 2013 1 1:42 Melbourne, Australia
Win 2–0 Jason Zivkovic TKO (punches) Shamrock Events: Kings of Kombat 8 8 December 2012 1 0:23 Melbourne, Australia
Win 1–0 Sam Fiamatai TKO (punches) Shamrock Events: Night of Mayhem 5 15 September 2012 2 1:47 Melbourne, Australia

[40]

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
1 match 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 0
By submission 0 0
By decision 0 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Olivier Aubin-Mercier Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia February 27, 2014 (airdate) 2 5:00 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Quarter-finals.

[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jake Matthews UFC profile". ufc.com.
  2. ^ Harry Davies (14 July 2017). "Jake Matthews guns for big name at UFC Sydney". Fight News Australia.
  3. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2016_Results/07-08-16MMA.pdf
  4. ^ Raimondi, Marc. "Jake Matthews trained for UFC fights in small shed in his backyard until recently". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Patrick Cote pumped to lead Team Canada in The Ultimate Fighter". Torontosun.com. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  6. ^ Zane Simon (3 December 2013). "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". bloodyelbow.com.
  7. ^ Mike Bohn (26 February 2014). "Episode No. 7 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia'". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ Zane Simon (21 May 2014). "Welcome to the UFC Entwistle, Hooker, Johnson, & Matthews". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (28 June 2014). "UFC Fight Night 43 results: Relentless Jake Matthews taps Dashon Johnson in third". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  10. ^ Jacob Cooper (11 September 2014). "Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha added to UFC Fight Night 55". fansided.com. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Jake Matthews submits Vagner Rocha at UFC Fight Night 55 to remain undefeated". fightnewsaustralia.com. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 65 official for Australia with Hunt-Miocic, Tavares-Whittaker, more". mmajunkie.com. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (9 May 2015). "UFC Fight Night 65 results: James Vick shocks Jake Matthews with crushing guillotine". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Jake Matthews vs. Mickael Lebout booked for UFC Fight Night 72". themmareport.com. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  16. ^ Larissa Nicholson (19 August 2015). "UFC to bring cage fighting to Etihad Stadium". smh.com.au. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  17. ^ Brent Brookhouse (14 November 2015). "UFC 193 results: Jake Matthews busts up the face of Akbarh Arreola for doctor's stoppage". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  18. ^ Hunter A. Homistek (19 January 2016). "Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  19. ^ Brent Brookhouse (19 March 2016). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Jake Matthews submits Johnny Case with seconds left in fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  20. ^ Tristen Critchfield (20 March 2016). "UFC Fight Night Brisbane bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case earn $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  22. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2 June 2016). "Stevie Ray out, Kevin Lee in against Jake Matthews at TUF 23 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  23. ^ Brent Brookhouse (8 July 2016). "TUF 23 Finale results: Kevin Lee storms past Jake Matthews with brutal ground assault". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  24. ^ "Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook slated for UFC Fight Night 101". themmareport.com. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  25. ^ Ben Fowlkes (27 November 2016). "UFC Fight Night 101 results: Biggest 'dog on card, Andrew Holbrook takes split from Jake Matthews". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  26. ^ Alex Oates (12 October 2017). "UFC Sydney: Jake Matthews announces move to welterweight, locks in fight with unheralded Serb". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 121 results: Jake Matthews takes split from Bojan Velickovic in return to 170". MMAjunkie. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  28. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (2 January 2018). "Jake Matthews vs Li Jingliang & Luke Jumeau vs Daichi Abe added to UFC 221". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  29. ^ "UFC 221 results: Jake Matthews survives eye gouge, upsets Li Jingliang". MMAjunkie. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  30. ^ a b "UFC 221 bonuses: Much-hyped newcomer among night's $50,000 winners". MMAjunkie. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  31. ^ Sherdog.com. "Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore". Sherdog. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  32. ^ "UFC Fight Night 132 results: Jake Matthews makes Shinsho Anzai pay for takedown attempt with quick submission". MMAjunkie. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  33. ^ "Matthews, Martin to locks horns in Adelaide". NewsComAu. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  34. ^ "Tony Martin Chokes Jake Matthews To Sleep In 3rd". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  35. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (16 August 2019). "Jake Matthews faces Rostem Akman at UFC 243". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  36. ^ Anderson, Jay (5 October 2019). "UFC 243 Results: Jake Matthews Takes One-Sided Decision Over Rostem Akman". Cageside Press. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  37. ^ "Kiwi Dan Hooker confirmed as main event for UFC Auckland". 27 November 2019. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  38. ^ Danny Segura (13 January 2019). "The Weekly Grind: Colby Covington trolls Dana White, Werdum jumps Dariush & Gastelum in sparring session". mmafighting.com.
  39. ^ Sherdog.com. "UFC Fight Night Brisbane Bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case Earn $50K". Sherdog. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  40. ^ a b Sherdog.com. "Jake". Sherdog. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

External links[edit]