Jake Matthews
Matthews
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Nov 18 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Michael Morales
Morales
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19-6-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 27-30
  • 28-29
  • 28-29
UD 3
15-0-0

The tape

29
Age
24
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
79.1" / 201 cm

Tape record

SUBUDKOSUBUD
Form
UDKOKOUDKO
19
Wins
15
5
By KO
11
26
KO%
73
8
By SUB
1
42
SUB%
7
6
Loses
0
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2017
25
Bouts
15
56
Rounds
27
3 hours, 59 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 52 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Jake Matthews vs Michael Morales report

Who won Matthews vs Morales?

Michael Morales beat Jake Matthews by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Allen vs Craig, on Saturday 18th November 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Michael Morales.

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 Morales stats

Jake Matthews stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Michael Morales made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 15 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

Jake Matthews' UFC record stood at 12-7-0, while Michael Morales' came in at 4-0-0.

The stats suggested Morales had a massive power advantage over Matthews, boasting a 73% knock out percentage over Matthews' 26%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Matthews had a massive advantage over Morales, boasting a 42% submission rate over Morales' 7%.

Jake Matthews was the older man by 5 years, at 29 years old.

Morales had a height advantage of 1 inch over Matthews. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Matthews was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Morales, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 59 to Morales' 30.

Matthews vs Morales 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 won against Darrius Flowers at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Andre Fialho at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

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

He had defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.

Activity check

Matthews' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Morales' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Matthews vs Morales?

Jake Matthews was a 5/2 (+250) underdog going into the contest, while Michael Morales made his way into the ring at 3/10 (-330) with oddsmakers.

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