Jake Matthews (fighter)

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Jake Matthews
Jake Mattews & Jon Jones.jpg
Jake Matthews (left) & Jon Jones (right)
BornJake Aaron Matthews
(1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 24)
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
Total18
Wins14
By knockout4
By submission7
By decision3
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 June 23, 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 December 2, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142.[33] He lost the fight via an anaconda choke in round three.[34]

Personal life[edit]

Matthews has a daughter, Alani, who was born on January 5, 2019.[35]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

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.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jake Matthews UFC profile". ufc.com.
  2. ^ Harry Davies (July 14, 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 (2014-05-21). "Welcome to the UFC Entwistle, Hooker, Johnson, & Matthews". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-06-28). "UFC Fight Night 43 results: Relentless Jake Matthews taps Dashon Johnson in third". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  10. ^ Jacob Cooper (2014-09-11). "Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha added to UFC Fight Night 55". fansided.com. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  11. ^ "Jake Matthews submits Vagner Rocha at UFC Fight Night 55 to remain undefeated". fightnewsaustralia.com. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 65 official for Australia with Hunt-Miocic, Tavares-Whittaker, more". mmajunkie.com. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  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. 2015-06-12. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  15. ^ "Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  16. ^ Larissa Nicholson (2015-08-19). "UFC to bring cage fighting to Etihad Stadium". smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  17. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-11-14). "UFC 193 results: Jake Matthews busts up the face of Akbarh Arreola for doctor's stoppage". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  18. ^ Hunter A. Homistek (2016-01-19). "Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  19. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Jake Matthews submits Johnny Case with seconds left in fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  20. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-03-20). "UFC Fight Night Brisbane bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case earn $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  21. ^ "Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  22. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-06-02). "Stevie Ray out, Kevin Lee in against Jake Matthews at TUF 23 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  23. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-07-08). "TUF 23 Finale results: Kevin Lee storms past Jake Matthews with brutal ground assault". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  24. ^ "Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook slated for UFC Fight Night 101". themmareport.com. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  25. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-11-27). "UFC Fight Night 101 results: Biggest 'dog on card, Andrew Holbrook takes split from Jake Matthews". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  26. ^ Alex Oates (2017-10-12). "UFC Sydney: Jake Matthews announces move to welterweight, locks in fight with unheralded Serb". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 121 results: Jake Matthews takes split from Bojan Velickovic in return to 170". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  28. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (2018-01-02). "Jake Matthews vs Li Jingliang & Luke Jumeau vs Daichi Abe added to UFC 221". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  29. ^ "UFC 221 results: Jake Matthews survives eye gouge, upsets Li Jingliang". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  30. ^ a b "UFC 221 bonuses: Much-hyped newcomer among night's $50,000 winners". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  31. ^ Sherdog.com. "Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  32. ^ "UFC Fight Night 132 results: Jake Matthews makes Shinsho Anzai pay for takedown attempt with quick submission". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  33. ^ "Matthews, Martin to locks horns in Adelaide". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  34. ^ "Tony Martin Chokes Jake Matthews To Sleep In 3rd". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  35. ^ Danny Segura (January 13, 2019). "The Weekly Grind: Colby Covington trolls Dana White, Werdum jumps Dariush & Gastelum in sparring session". mmafighting.com.
  36. ^ Sherdog.com. "UFC Fight Night Brisbane Bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case Earn $50K". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  37. ^ a b Sherdog.com. "Jake". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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