Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Matthews vs Li?
Jake Matthews beat Jingliang Li by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 221, on Saturday 10th February 2018 at Perth Arena in Perth.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jake Matthews.
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 Li stats
Jake Matthews stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Jingliang Li made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Li had a slight advantage in power over Matthews, with a 43% knock out percentage over Matthews' 33%.
Jake Matthews was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Li had a height advantage of 1 inch over Matthews. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Matthews was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 11 months later than Li, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 51 to Li's 56.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jingliang Li had been fighting more than Jake Matthews.
Going to this contest, Jake Matthews had last fought 4 years, 7 months and 8 days ago, while Jingliang Li's last outing had been 4 years, 7 months and 1 day ago.