Jake Matthews
Matthews
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Jul 29 2023
Saturday

Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Darrius Flowers
Flowers
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18-6-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
11-5-0

The tape

29
Age
29
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

UDKOSUBUDUD
Form
KOKOUDSUBSUB
18
Wins
11
5
By KO
7
28
KO%
64
7
By SUB
1
39
SUB%
9
6
Loses
5
1
Stopped
1
3
Tapped
4
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2017
24
Bouts
17
54
Rounds
31
3 hours, 51 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 2 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Jake Matthews vs Darrius Flowers report

Who won Matthews vs Flowers?

Jake Matthews beat Darrius Flowers by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 291, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Matthews vs Flowers stats

Jake Matthews stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Darrius Flowers made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Flowers had a massive power advantage over Matthews, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Matthews' 28%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Matthews had a large advantage over Flowers, boasting at 39% submission rate over Flowers' 9%.

Jake Matthews was the same age as Darrius Flowers, at 29 years old.

Matthews had a height advantage of 2 inches over Flowers. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Matthews was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 5 months earlier than Flowers, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 59 to Flowers' 37.

Matthews vs Flowers form

Matthews had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Matt Semelsberger at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Andre Fialho at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

Before that, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.

He had beat Bojan Velickovic at UFC Fight Night 121 on 18th November 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney.

Activity check

Matthews' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Flowers' last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Matthews vs Flowers?

Jake Matthews was a 9/25 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Darrius Flowers made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+230) with oddsmakers.

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