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"The Celtic Kid"

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Jake Matthews

Jake "The Celtic Kid" Matthews
  • Name: Jake Matthews
  • MMA Record: 13-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Celtic Kid
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 23 | Date of Birth: 1994.08.19
  • Last Fight: February 10, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Nexus
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $122,000 USD
  • Born: Australia
  • Fighting out of: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Jake Matthews MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Jp Shinsho Anzai
13-3-0 10-2-0

Sg UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.06.23
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cn Jingliang Li
12-3-0 14-4-0

Au UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.02.10
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Mark Simpson
#14 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
UFC 221 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rs Bojan Velickovic
11-3-0 15-5-1

Au UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.11.18
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Andrew Holbrook
11-2-0 11-1-0

Au UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.11.26
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Loss | KO/TKO
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Us Kevin Lee
11-1-0 12-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.08
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $22,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Stevie Ray TUF 23 Finale 2016.07.08
Reason: Ray Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:45 Round 3 of 3, 14:45 Total

Us Johnny Case
10-1-0 22-4-0

Au UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.03.19
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
#33 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
#34 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC Fight Night 85 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Mx Akbarh Arreola
9-1-0 23-9-1

Au UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.11.14
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Greg Kleynjans
Cancelled Bout Mickael Lebout UFC UFN 72 2015.07.18
Reason: Matthews Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:53 Round 1 of 3

Us James Vick
9-0-0 7-0-0

Au UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.05.09
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
#42 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 65 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
1:52 Round 2 of 3, 6:52 Total

Br Vagner Rocha
8-0-0 11-3-0

Au UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Win | Submission | Choke
3:16 Round 3 of 3, 13:16 Total

Us Dashon Johnson
7-0-0 9-0-0

Nz UFC Fight Night 43: Te Huna vs. Marquardt
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.06.28
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Peter Hickmont
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Au Stu Dare

Au Kings of Kombat

2014.04.26
Cancelled Bout Corey Nelson Australian FC 7 2013.12.13
Win | Submission | Choke
2:42 Round 2 of 3, 7:42 Total

Au Dean Purdon
5-0-0 4-0-0

Au Australian FC 6
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs

2013.08.24
Win | KO/TKO

Hr Tadija Majic

Au Fighters Xpress Promotions

2013.06.22
Win | Submission | Choke
1:14 Round 2 of 3, 6:14 Total

Nz Luke Jumeau
3-0-0 5-2-0

Au Australian FC 5: Hooker vs. McBride 2
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2013.05.10
Win | Submission | Choke
1:42 Round 1 of 3

Au Callan Potter
2-0-0 2-2-0

Au Fighters Xpress Promotions
Main Event | Title Match | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.03.16
Win | KO/TKO

Jason Zivkovic

Au Kings of Kombat

2012.12.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Au Sam Fiamatai

Au Fighters Xpress Promotions

2012.09.15

Jake Matthews Wiki Update Wiki

At 22 years of age, Jake Matthews is one of the youngest fighters to ever compete inside the UFC and his skills show someone who is still evolving into a full mixed martial artist. Matthews made his mixed martial arts debut against Sam Fiamati at Shamrock Events 5: Night of Mayhem on September 15th, 2012 winning via second round technical knockout. Matthews won all of his next 5 fights in his native Australia (2 TKOs, 2 submissions & 1 decision) before being bought onto the Ultimate Fighter. In his first fight on the show he was matched against tough Canadian Olivier Aubien Mercier who beat the Aussie via unanimous decision. Matthews would go on to make his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 43 against Dashon Jackson, a fight in which Matthews won via 3rd round triangle choke. In his next fight Matthews would be matched against 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt Vagner Rocha at fight night 55. Matthews would pull off the victory by submission the submission expert with a rear naked choke in the second round choking him unconscious in the process. Matthews next faced James Vick at fight night 65 who would win an upset over the Aussie win a guillotine choke 4:53 into the first round. Matthews would bounce back from the loss defeating both Arkbarh Arreola (doctor stoppage) & Johnny Case (submission via RNC) before dropping his next two fights against Kevin Lee (technical knockout) & Andrew Holbrook.


At only 22 years of age, Matthews can still have an amazing career in the sport but still shows some holes in his game & should look towards moving to a much more recognisable camp to improve his skills. Matthews has a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.


The Ultimate Fighter Nations  : Canada Vs Australia 

Episode 7  Olivier Aubin Mercier Def. Matthews by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 01.07.2017, 11:06 AM ET
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