Philip Rowe
Rowe
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Jun 01 2024
Saturday

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Jake Matthews
Matthews
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10-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
19-7-0

The tape

33
Age
29
6' 3" / 190 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
80.3" / 204 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

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Form
UDSUBUDKOSUB
10
Wins
19
6
By KO
5
60
KO%
26
4
By SUB
8
40
SUB%
42
4
Loses
7
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2012
14
Bouts
26
29
Rounds
59
1 hours, 54 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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Tapology
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Philip Rowe vs Jake Matthews report

Who won Rowe vs Matthews?

Jake Matthews beat Philip Rowe by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 302, on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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).

Rowe vs Matthews stats

Philip Rowe stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Jake Matthews made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

This was Philip Rowe's 6th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021. Jake Matthews marked his 20th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2014.

Philip Rowe's UFC record stood at 3-3-0, while Jake Matthews' came in at 13-7-0.

The stats suggested Rowe had a massive power advantage over Matthews, boasting a 60% knock out percentage over Matthews' 26%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Matthews had a slight advantage over Rowe, with a 42% submission rate over Rowe's 40%.

Philip Rowe was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Rowe had a height advantage of 4 inches over Matthews. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Rowe was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years later than Matthews, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 30 less professional rounds, 32 to Matthews' 62.

Rowe vs Matthews form

Matthews had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Michael Morales at UFC Fight Night – Allen vs Craig on 18th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

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

He had been defeated 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.

Activity check

Rowe's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

Matthews' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What time did Rowe vs Matthews start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 12:10 AM UTC , which was 8:10 PM EST or 5:10 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:10 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Rowe vs Matthews?

Philip Rowe was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Jake Matthews made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-180) with oddsmakers.

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