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 1⁄2 in (1.82 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|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos "Português" VieiraBlack belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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 June 2 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 January 5, 2019.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|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||February 27, 2014 (airdate)||2||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Quarter-finals.|
- "Jake Matthews UFC profile". ufc.com.
- Harry Davies (July 14, 2017). "Jake Matthews guns for big name at UFC Sydney". Fight News Australia.
- Raimondi, Marc. "Jake Matthews trained for UFC fights in small shed in his backyard until recently". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
- "Patrick Cote pumped to lead Team Canada in The Ultimate Fighter". Torontosun.com. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Zane Simon (3 December 2013). "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". bloodyelbow.com.
- Mike Bohn (26 February 2014). "Episode No. 7 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia'". mmajunkie.com.
- Zane Simon (2014-05-21). "Welcome to the UFC Entwistle, Hooker, Johnson, & Matthews". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- Matt Erickson (2014-06-28). "UFC Fight Night 43 results: Relentless Jake Matthews taps Dashon Johnson in third". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
- Jacob Cooper (2014-09-11). "Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha added to UFC Fight Night 55". fansided.com. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
- "Jake Matthews submits Vagner Rocha at UFC Fight Night 55 to remain undefeated". fightnewsaustralia.com. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
- "UFC Fight Night 65 official for Australia with Hunt-Miocic, Tavares-Whittaker, more". mmajunkie.com. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
- Steven Marrocco (9 May 2015). "UFC Fight Night 65 results: James Vick shocks Jake Matthews with crushing guillotine". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "Jake Matthews vs. Mickael Lebout booked for UFC Fight Night 72". themmareport.com. 2015-06-12. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
- "Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- Larissa Nicholson (2015-08-19). "UFC to bring cage fighting to Etihad Stadium". smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-03-20). "UFC Fight Night Brisbane bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case earn $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
- "Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook slated for UFC Fight Night 101". themmareport.com. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- 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.
- 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.
- "UFC Fight Night 121 results: Jake Matthews takes split from Bojan Velickovic in return to 170". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
- Iskenderov, Parviz (2018-01-02). "Jake Matthews vs Li Jingliang & Luke Jumeau vs Daichi Abe added to UFC 221". FIGHTMAG. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
- "UFC 221 results: Jake Matthews survives eye gouge, upsets Li Jingliang". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
- "UFC 221 bonuses: Much-hyped newcomer among night's $50,000 winners". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
- Sherdog.com. "Ovince St. Preux vs. Tyson Pedro, Two Other Bouts Booked for UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
- "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.
- "Matthews, Martin to locks horns in Adelaide". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
- "Tony Martin Chokes Jake Matthews To Sleep In 3rd". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
- Danny Segura (January 13, 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 2018-02-12.
- Sherdog.com. "Jake". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-28.