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Jake Matthews

Jake Matthews

Nationality :Australian
Date Of Birth :19 August 1994
Height :5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight :170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)

Jake Aaron Matthews is an Australian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Welterweight division.

QUICK FACTS

BornJake Aaron Matthews
19 August 1994 (age 28)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other namesThe Celtic Kid
ResidenceEpping, Victoria, Australia
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2014–2017)
Welterweight (2012–2014, 2017–present)
Reach73 in (185 cm) 

ABC Biography, EarlyLife

Jake Matthews was born on 19 August 1994, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Matthews played Australian football for nine years in his youth, representing Northern Knights for a season. To keep fit in the offseason, began training in mixed martial arts out of a shed in the backyard of his parent’s house, sparring with his younger brother and being coached by his father.

ABC Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

ABC’s Height, And Weight

ABC has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 77 kg.

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 to joining the UFC. 

The Ultimate Fighter: Nations 

In December 2013, it was announced that Matthews would be a cast member of 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.

2020 

Matthews faced Emil Weber Meek on 23 February 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Matthews faced Diego Sanchez on 27 September 2020 at UFC 253. Matthews won the fight via unanimous decision. 

2021 

Matthews faced Sean Brady on 6 March 2021 at UFC 259. He lost the fight via an arm triangle choke in round three.

Matthews was scheduled to face Jeremiah Wells on December 4, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 31. However, just hours before the event the bout was canceled after one of Wells‘s cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. 

2022 

Matthews faced André Fialho on June 11, 2022, at UFC 275. He won the bout via knockout in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Matthews faced Matthew Semelsberger on December 17, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 216.[54] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. 

2023 

Matthews was next expected to face Gabe Green on May 13, 2023, at UFC on ABC 4. However, Matthews withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by Bryan Battle.

Matthews was scheduled to face Miguel Baeza at UFC 291 on July 29, 2023. However, on July 19, Baeza pulled out due to an undisclosed reason. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Darrius Flowers. Matthews won the bout via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round.

ABC’s Net Worth

The Net worth of ABC is still yet to be revealed. His salary is under review.

ABC’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Alani, Matthews’ daughter, was born on January 5, 2019. Matthews revealed that he is a Muslim in a Gorillanutra interview.

ABC Awards

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Fight of the Night (Two times) vs Johnny Case and Li Jingliang
  • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. André Fialho

FAQ

What is the height of ABC?

His height is 5 feet 11 inches.

What is the age of ABC?

His age is 28 years as of 2023.

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