Jake Matthews (fighter)
Jake Matthews (left) & Jon Jones (right)
|Born||Jake Aaron Matthews|
19 August 1994
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Other names||The Celtic Kid|
|Residence||Epping, Victoria, Australia|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Welterweight (2012–2014) (2017–present)
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Epping, Victoria, Australia|
|Team||XLR8 Training Centre (2016–present) |
Resilience Training Centre
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos "Português" Vieira|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
The Ultimate Fighter: Nations
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. 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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. Matthews defeated Johnson via submission in the third round.
Matthews was expected to face Mickael Lebout on 18 July 2015 at UFC Fight Night 72. However, Matthews pulled out of the fight on 9 July citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Teemu Packalen.
Matthews faced Akbarh Arreola on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193. 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.
Matthews was expected to face Stevie Ray on 8 July 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale. However, Ray pulled out of the fight on 2 June citing alleged visa issues and was replaced by Kevin Lee. Lee won via TKO in the first round.
Matthews has a daughter, Alani, who was born on 5 January 2019.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||17 wins||4 losses|
|Win||17–4||Diego Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 253||27 September 2020||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||16–4||Emil Weber Meek||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker||23 February 2020||3||5:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|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|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia||27 February 2014 (airdate)||2||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Quarter-finals.|
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- "Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook slated for UFC Fight Night 101". themmareport.com. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- 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.
- 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.
- "UFC Fight Night 121 results: Jake Matthews takes split from Bojan Velickovic in return to 170". MMAjunkie. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- Iskenderov, Parviz (2 January 2018). "Jake Matthews vs Li Jingliang & Luke Jumeau vs Daichi Abe added to UFC 221". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "UFC 221 results: Jake Matthews survives eye gouge, upsets Li Jingliang". MMAjunkie. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
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- Sherdog.com. "Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore". Sherdog. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
- "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.
- "Matthews, Martin to locks horns in Adelaide". NewsComAu. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
- "Tony Martin Chokes Jake Matthews To Sleep in 3rd". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- Iskenderov, Parviz (16 August 2019). "Jake Matthews faces Rostem Akman at UFC 243". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Anderson, Jay (5 October 2019). "UFC 243 Results: Jake Matthews Takes One-Sided Decision Over Rostem Akman". Cageside Press. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "Kiwi Dan Hooker confirmed as main event for UFC Auckland". The New Zealand Herald. 27 November 2019. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- Doherty, Dan (22 February 2020). "UFC Auckland Results: Jake Matthews Fends Off Emil Weber Meek". Cageside Press. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
- "Diego Sanchez returns at UFC 253 to fight Jake Matthews; two other matchups booked". MMA Junkie. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
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- DNA, MMA (12 December 2020). "Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews toegevoegd aan UFC 259 op 6 maart 2021". MMA DNA. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
- Danny Segura (13 January 2019). "The Weekly Grind: Colby Covington trolls Dana White, Werdum jumps Dariush & Gastelum in sparring session". mmafighting.com.
- Sherdog.com. "UFC Fight Night Brisbane Bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case Earn $50K". Sherdog. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
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