Jake Matthews - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Jake
Matthews
13-3-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 13-3-0
Summary: Striking, takedowns, strong cardio, pressure

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Celtic Kid
From: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Fights Out Of: Epping, Victoria Australia
Age: 24
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 73"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
718
47% Successful
334
Types of Successful Strikes
0
334
50% Standing
41% Ground
167
30
137
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
42
40% Successful
17
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
16
2
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Jake Matthews
UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa
Dec 1, 2018
24
25
0
0
1
1
0
2
R3 Submission
Win
Jake Matthews
Jun 23, 2018
1
12
0
1
0
1
0
2
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Matthews
Feb 10, 2018
63
49
2
0
1
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Jake Matthews
Nov 18, 2017
20
24
4
1
0
1
4
3
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Jake Matthews
Nov 26, 2016
22
30
3
2
0
3
0
1
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Jake Matthews
Jul 8, 2016
5
24
0
1
0
0
0
2
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jake Matthews
Mar 19, 2016
36
35
0
1
2
0
2
1
R3 Submission
Fight of the Night
Win
Jake Matthews
Nov 14, 2015
62
21
1
0
0
0
0
1
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Loss
Jake Matthews
May 9, 2015
4
10
1
0
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Jake Matthews
Nov 7, 2014
26
14
1
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jake Matthews
Jun 28, 2014
60
11
4
0
1
1
4
0
R3 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Every day varies in format and intensity; they usually start around 8am and conclude around 9pm. There's plenty of down time in between, but a longer day with the right amount of rest is important.

When and why did you start training for fighting? At age 15 I began training in BJJ at a local MMA gym. At the time I was playing representative football (Aussie rules) and needed a means to stay fit during the off-season. I immediately fell in love with the sport, crossed over to MMA and never looked back.

What ranks and titles have you held? I hold multiple state and national titles in BJJ. Silver medalist in Australian Wrestling Championships. At age 18 I won the Australian and East Coast Welterweight MMA titles.

Do you have any heroes? My greatest hero is my Dad, who is also my head coach. My Dad is the one who pushes me to be my best and without his guidance I wouldn't have made it as far as I have in the sport of MMA.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It was the dream of a 15-year-old kid, all the dedication, commitment, every drop of sweat, every training session all focused on one goal: The opportunity to compete at the highest level in the greatest fight organization in the world.  

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Physical Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? At 19 I'm fresh out of school and studying at University.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I went undefeated for 10 fights in my amateur career and won the Victorian amateur MMA title.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I hold a black belt in BJJ under Carlos Portugese Viera

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
 

• Team Australia on TUF Nations

• Pro since 2012

• Five wins by KO, five by submission (4 RNC, 1 triangle)

• Two first round finishes

• Third fight back at welterweight (2-0) after 4-3 run at lightweight

Career

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