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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews
  • Name: AJ Matthews
  • MMA Record: 8-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1988.01.23
  • Last Fight: July 14, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 169.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackline Training Center
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $30,000 USD
  • Born: San Diego, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Carlsbad, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site  |  Instagram

AJ Matthews Welterweight Ranking History

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AJ Matthews MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Kendall Grove
8-7-0 23-17-0

Us Bellator 193: Larkin vs. Gonzalez
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2018.01.26
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pt Andre Fialho
8-6-0 7-1-0

Us Bellator 181: Campos vs. Girtz 3
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.07.14
Weigh-In: 169.9 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:58 Round 1 of 3

Jp Hisaki Kato
8-5-0 6-2-0

Us Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.10.21
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Blake Grice
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ben Reiter
8-4-0 16-1-1

Us Bellator 156: Galvão vs. Dantas 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.06.17
Disclosed Pay: $7,000 Base | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:55 Round 1 of 3

Ru Anatoly Tokov
8-3-0 21-2-0

Jp RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2015: Day 1
Main Card | 84 kg | 84 kg

2015.12.29
Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Ar Emiliano Sordi
7-3-0 13-4-0

Us Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.08.28
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: George Allen
Cancelled Bout Ben Reiter Bellator 137 2015.05.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Kyle Bolt
6-3-0 8-3-0

Us Bellator 131: Tito vs. Bonnar
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.11.15
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.4 lbs (84.5 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Belal Muhammad
6-2-0 4-0-0

Us Bellator 112: Straus vs. Curran 3
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.03.14
Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dom O'Grady
6-1-0 14-5-1

Ca Bellator 76
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.10.12
Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total

Us Charlie Rader
5-1-0 16-5-0

Us Bellator 70
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.05.25
Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs (77.5 kgs) | Referee: Jordan Bass
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Rudy Bears
4-1-0 13-8-0

Us Bellator 53
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2011.10.08
Weigh-In: 175.0 lbs (79.4 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Rudy Bears Titan FC 20 2011.09.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:16 Round 1 of 3

Gu Herman Terrado
4-0-0 7-2-0

Us Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.04.09
Disclosed Pay: $1,000 Base | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Sean Choice

Us California Regional

2010.08.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us David Gomez

Us King of the Cage

2010.05.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Adam Figurski

Us Gladiator Challenge

2009.04.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Daniel Morales

Us Total Combat

2007.03.31

AJ Matthews Wiki Update Wiki

AJ Matthews was a featured prospect in 2010 on EA Sports MMA Sherdog Fighter Exchange.  After amassing an underwhelming 6-2 record, Matthews entered Bellator MMA's reality television series competition, Fight Master.  Matthews scored a unanimous decision victory over Darryl Cobb, then selecting Randy Couture as his head coach.  Still known for his prospect status despite his professional losses, Matthews was ranked at #4 out of 16 in the elimination round of the competition.  However, the high ranking did not help him stay in the competition, as #7-ranked Eric Bradley defeated Matthews via unanimous decision.


Fight Master: Bellator MMA

Episode 1 Matthews def. Darryl Cobb by Unanimous Decision

Episode 7 Eric Bradley def. Matthews by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 11.15.2014, 2:28 AM ET
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