Jake Matthews impressive welterweight run shows no signs of slowing down.
Matthews put on a dominant display at UFC Singapore this evening, submitting his opponent Shinsho Anzai with a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Anzai shot for a takedown early in the fight and Matthews managed to land a hard knee on the Japanese fighter. Anzai then pressed Matthews and tied him up against the fence. As they broke away from the fence Matthews managed to land another hard knee before resetting in the middle of the cage. Matthews then managed to grab a Thai clinch and landed some nice uppercuts before taking Anzai down. With Anzai clearly hurt, Matthews reigned down elbows before he curled to his back. Matthews then quickly locked on a body triangle and sunk in the rear-naked choke, putting Anzai to sleep who refused to tap.
WHAT A STUNNER.
— UFC (@ufc) June 23, 2018
The near-flawless performance from Matthews brings his overall record to 14-3 and is his third straight win since moving up a weight class to welterweight. With 10 fights in the UFC and At only 23 years of age, Matthews is clearly continuing to develop and improve his skill-set.
My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook. I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.