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Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane

UFC lightweights Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will face off March 20 at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane, Australia.

MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after Combat Press initially published the report.

For Case (22-4), the bout marks his fifth UFC appearance. The 26-year-old fighter is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon to this point, notching a submission of Kazuki Tokudome, a TKO of Frankie Perez, and two decisions—one against Fransico Trevino and one against Yan Cabral.

The 21-year-old Matthews (9-1), meanwhile, is  3-1 in UFC action. He’s earned a finish in all three of his victories—a submission of Dashon Johnson, a submission of Vagner Rocha, and a TKO of Akbarh Arreola—while his sole defeat came at the squeeze of James Vick, who defeated Matthews via first-round guillotine.

The UFC Fight Night 84 card is headlined by a heavyweight title between Mark Hunt (11-10-1) and Frank Mir (18-10). A welterweight clash between Hector Lombard (34-4-1, two no-contests) and Neil Magny (17-4) will serve as the evening’s co-main event.

Other fights officially announced for the March 20 showcase include James Te Huna vs. Steve Bosse, Daniel Kelly vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban.

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Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane

UFC lightweights Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will face off March 20 at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane, Australia.

MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after Combat Press initially published the report.

For Case (22-4), the bout marks his fifth UFC appearance. The 26-year-old fighter is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon to this point, notching a submission of Kazuki Tokudome, a TKO of Frankie Perez, and two decisions—one against Fransico Trevino and one against Yan Cabral.

The 21-year-old Matthews (9-1), meanwhile, is  3-1 in UFC action. He’s earned a finish in all three of his victories—a submission of Dashon Johnson, a submission of Vagner Rocha, and a TKO of Akbarh Arreola—while his sole defeat came at the squeeze of James Vick, who defeated Matthews via first-round guillotine.

The UFC Fight Night 84 card is headlined by a heavyweight title between Mark Hunt (11-10-1) and Frank Mir (18-10). A welterweight clash between Hector Lombard (34-4-1, two no-contests) and Neil Magny (17-4) will serve as the evening’s co-main event.

Other fights officially announced for the March 20 showcase include James Te Huna vs. Steve Bosse, Daniel Kelly vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban.

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Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane

UFC lightweights Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will face off March 20 at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane, Australia.

MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after Combat Press initially published the report.

For Case (22-4), the bout marks his fifth UFC appearance. The 26-year-old fighter is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon to this point, notching a submission of Kazuki Tokudome, a TKO of Frankie Perez, and two decisions—one against Fransico Trevino and one against Yan Cabral.

The 21-year-old Matthews (9-1), meanwhile, is  3-1 in UFC action. He’s earned a finish in all three of his victories—a submission of Dashon Johnson, a submission of Vagner Rocha, and a TKO of Akbarh Arreola—while his sole defeat came at the squeeze of James Vick, who defeated Matthews via first-round guillotine.

The UFC Fight Night 84 card is headlined by a heavyweight title between Mark Hunt (11-10-1) and Frank Mir (18-10). A welterweight clash between Hector Lombard (34-4-1, two no-contests) and Neil Magny (17-4) will serve as the evening’s co-main event.

Other fights officially announced for the March 20 showcase include James Te Huna vs. Steve Bosse, Daniel Kelly vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban.

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Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane

UFC lightweights Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will face off March 20 at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane, Australia.

MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after Combat Press initially published the report.

For Case (22-4), the bout marks his fifth UFC appearance. The 26-year-old fighter is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon to this point, notching a submission of Kazuki Tokudome, a TKO of Frankie Perez, and two decisions—one against Fransico Trevino and one against Yan Cabral.

The 21-year-old Matthews (9-1), meanwhile, is  3-1 in UFC action. He’s earned a finish in all three of his victories—a submission of Dashon Johnson, a submission of Vagner Rocha, and a TKO of Akbarh Arreola—while his sole defeat came at the squeeze of James Vick, who defeated Matthews via first-round guillotine.

The UFC Fight Night 84 card is headlined by a heavyweight title between Mark Hunt (11-10-1) and Frank Mir (18-10). A welterweight clash between Hector Lombard (34-4-1, two no-contests) and Neil Magny (17-4) will serve as the evening’s co-main event.

Other fights officially announced for the March 20 showcase include James Te Huna vs. Steve Bosse, Daniel Kelly vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban.

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Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews set for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane

UFC lightweights Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will face off March 20 at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane, Australia.

MMA Fighting com confirmed the news after the Herald Sun published the matchup first.

For Case (22-4), the bout marks his fifth UFC appearance. The 26-year-old fighter is 4-0 inside the UFC Octagon to this point, notching a submission of Kazuki Tokudome, a TKO of Frankie Perez, and two decisions—one against Fransico Trevino and one against Yan Cabral.

The 21-year-old Matthews (9-1), meanwhile, is  3-1 in UFC action. He’s earned a finish in all three of his victories—a submission of Dashon Johnson, a submission of Vagner Rocha, and a TKO of Akbarh Arreola—while his sole defeat came at the squeeze of James Vick, who defeated Matthews via first-round guillotine.

The UFC Fight Night 84 card is headlined by a heavyweight title between Mark Hunt (11-10-1) and Frank Mir (18-10). A welterweight clash between Hector Lombard (34-4-1, two no-contests) and Neil Magny (17-4) will serve as the evening’s co-main event.

Other fights officially announced for the March 20 showcase include James Te Huna vs. Steve Bosse, Daniel Kelly vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban.

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Jake Matthews, Johnny Case to Meet at UFC Fight Night Brisbane

A lightweight clash between prospects Jake Matthews and Johnny Case has been added to the UFC Fight Night Brisbane lineup.
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Jake Matthews trained for UFC fights in small shed in his backyard until recently

Jake Matthews‘ story is as grassroots as it gets. Complete with the grass.

The 20-year-old Australian might be a budding UFC prospect, but he comes from rather humble beginnings when it comes to training — if you consider his beginnings being as recently as last year.

Matthews told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that his training camp for his bout against Dashon Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna in New Zealand took place inside a small shed in his backyard. The shed was only about 20 feet by 13 feet in size. Matthews’ main sparring partner was his younger brother and his coach is his father.

Despite the unorthodox situation, Matthews submitted Johnson with a triangle choke in the third round in Auckland. Since then, he and his dad have purchased their own gym. His brother is still around as a training partner, but Matthews spars regularly with former TUF Nations teammates and fellow Daniel Kelly, Richard Walsh and Brendan O’Reilly in either his hometown of Melbourne or in Sydney.

“It stepped up a bit now,” Matthews said of his situation. “I’ve got my own gym, a nice facility and good sparring partners. So people can expect another step up in my level again.”

In his next fight, Matthews used a rear-naked choke to submit Wagner Rocha in the second round at the UFC’s Sydney show in November. The lightweight is one of the most promising international up-and-comers in all of MMA. Matthews said being in the UFC was always the goal, but doing it at age 20 has come as a bit of a surprise, even to him.

“When you’re putting in the work, I guess it makes sense,” Matthews said.

In Melbourne, Matthews has friends who do all different things, from pulling telephone cable to studying law. He’s the only one among them who is a fighter. Matthews’ family has a lot to do with it. Not only are his father and brother in the gym every day, Matthews’ mom acts as something of a nutritionist, making every meal for him.

“She takes care of me and she’s always front row supporting,” Matthews said.

Matthews’ brother might be on a similar path as him. He’s three years younger, but already showing promise as an MMA fighter.

“He loves training, he loves being around the gym,” Matthews said. “He loves hanging around with all the guys from the gym.

“He’s definitely gonna be a monster. He’s already giving me a hard time and he’s only 17. He’s definitely gonna be a good fighter if he chooses to go down that path.”

Matthews is not sure when he’ll be fighting next. But he knows he wants to fight on the UFC’s first Melbourne card, which reportedly could happen in November. The state of Victoria has yet to pass a law allowing MMA to take place in a cage, but the new political party in power plans on doing it this year.

“I will be on that card, absolutely,” Matthews said. “I’m gonna do everything in my power to get on it. I want to be the Melbourne guy on it. I want to be the draw card that everyone wants to come and see. That’s going to come with winning fights before that.”

Melbourne is a huge sports city and Matthews calls it “the Mecca for UFC” in Australia. He estimates that half the fans at UFC events in Sydney and Queensland came in from Melbourne. The UFC is reportedly planning a stadium show for the city and Matthews thinks that would be a wise choice.

“I believe they would sell it out and it would sell out fast,” he said.

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Jake Matthews trained for UFC fights in small shed in his backyard until recently

Jake Matthews‘ story is as grassroots as it gets. Complete with the grass.

The 20-year-old Australian might be a budding UFC prospect, but he comes from rather humble beginnings when it comes to training — if you consider his beginnings being as recently as last year.

Matthews told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that his training camp for his bout against Dashon Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna in New Zealand took place inside a small shed in his backyard. The shed was only about 20 feet by 13 feet in size. Matthews’ main sparring partner was his younger brother and his coach is his father.

Despite the unorthodox situation, Matthews submitted Johnson with a triangle choke in the third round in Auckland. Since then, he and his dad have purchased their own gym. His brother is still around as a training partner, but Matthews spars regularly with former TUF Nations teammates and fellow Daniel Kelly, Richard Walsh and Brendan O’Reilly in either his hometown of Melbourne or in Sydney.

“It stepped up a bit now,” Matthews said of his situation. “I’ve got my own gym, a nice facility and good sparring partners. So people can expect another step up in my level again.”

In his next fight, Matthews used a rear-naked choke to submit Wagner Rocha in the second round at the UFC’s Sydney show in November. The lightweight is one of the most promising international up-and-comers in all of MMA. Matthews said being in the UFC was always the goal, but doing it at age 20 has come as a bit of a surprise, even to him.

“When you’re putting in the work, I guess it makes sense,” Matthews said.

In Melbourne, Matthews has friends who do all different things, from pulling telephone cable to studying law. He’s the only one among them who is a fighter. Matthews’ family has a lot to do with it. Not only are his father and brother in the gym every day, Matthews’ mom acts as something of a nutritionist, making every meal for him.

“She takes care of me and she’s always front row supporting,” Matthews said.

Matthews’ brother might be on a similar path as him. He’s three years younger, but already showing promise as an MMA fighter.

“He loves training, he loves being around the gym,” Matthews said. “He loves hanging around with all the guys from the gym.

“He’s definitely gonna be a monster. He’s already giving me a hard time and he’s only 17. He’s definitely gonna be a good fighter if he chooses to go down that path.”

Matthews is not sure when he’ll be fighting next. But he knows he wants to fight on the UFC’s first Melbourne card, which reportedly could happen in November. The state of Victoria has yet to pass a law allowing MMA to take place in a cage, but the new political party in power plans on doing it this year.

“I will be on that card, absolutely,” Matthews said. “I’m gonna do everything in my power to get on it. I want to be the Melbourne guy on it. I want to be the draw card that everyone wants to come and see. That’s going to come with winning fights before that.”

Melbourne is a huge sports city and Matthews calls it “the Mecca for UFC” in Australia. He estimates that half the fans at UFC events in Sydney and Queensland came in from Melbourne. The UFC is reportedly planning a stadium show for the city and Matthews thinks that would be a wise choice.

“I believe they would sell it out and it would sell out fast,” he said.

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Jake Matthews trained for UFC fights in small shed in his backyard until recently

Jake Matthews‘ story is as grassroots as it gets. Complete with the grass.

The 20-year-old Australian might be a budding UFC prospect, but he comes from rather humble beginnings when it comes to training — if you consider his beginnings being as recently as last year.

Matthews told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that his training camp for his bout against Dashon Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna in New Zealand took place inside a small shed in his backyard. The shed was only about 20 feet by 13 feet in size. Matthews’ main sparring partner was his younger brother and his coach is his father.

Despite the unorthodox situation, Matthews submitted Johnson with a triangle choke in the third round in Auckland. Since then, he and his dad have purchased their own gym. His brother is still around as a training partner, but Matthews spars regularly with former TUF Nations teammates and fellow Daniel Kelly, Richard Walsh and Brendan O’Reilly in either his hometown of Melbourne or in Sydney.

“It stepped up a bit now,” Matthews said of his situation. “I’ve got my own gym, a nice facility and good sparring partners. So people can expect another step up in my level again.”

In his next fight, Matthews used a rear-naked choke to submit Wagner Rocha in the second round at the UFC’s Sydney show in November. The lightweight is one of the most promising international up-and-comers in all of MMA. Matthews said being in the UFC was always the goal, but doing it at age 20 has come as a bit of a surprise, even to him.

“When you’re putting in the work, I guess it makes sense,” Matthews said.

In Melbourne, Matthews has friends who do all different things, from pulling telephone cable to studying law. He’s the only one among them who is a fighter. Matthews’ family has a lot to do with it. Not only are his father and brother in the gym every day, Matthews’ mom acts as something of a nutritionist, making every meal for him.

“She takes care of me and she’s always front row supporting,” Matthews said.

Matthews’ brother might be on a similar path as him. He’s three years younger, but already showing promise as an MMA fighter.

“He loves training, he loves being around the gym,” Matthews said. “He loves hanging around with all the guys from the gym.

“He’s definitely gonna be a monster. He’s already giving me a hard time and he’s only 17. He’s definitely gonna be a good fighter if he chooses to go down that path.”

Matthews is not sure when he’ll be fighting next. But he knows he wants to fight on the UFC’s first Melbourne card, which reportedly could happen in November. The state of Victoria has yet to pass a law allowing MMA to take place in a cage, but the new political party in power plans on doing it this year.

“I will be on that card, absolutely,” Matthews said. “I’m gonna do everything in my power to get on it. I want to be the Melbourne guy on it. I want to be the draw card that everyone wants to come and see. That’s going to come with winning fights before that.”

Melbourne is a huge sports city and Matthews calls it “the Mecca for UFC” in Australia. He estimates that half the fans at UFC events in Sydney and Queensland came in from Melbourne. The UFC is reportedly planning a stadium show for the city and Matthews thinks that would be a wise choice.

“I believe they would sell it out and it would sell out fast,” he said.

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