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UFC on ESPN 31: Matthews vs Wells 12/04/2021 Fight Analysis, Tips and Forecast

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UFC on ESPN 31 Matthews vs Wells 12-04-2021 Fight Analysis Tips and Forecast

UFC on ESPN 31: Matthews vs Wells 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship stacked their first fight card of the month as UFC on ESPN 31 will take place this Saturday, December 4. The UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as the venue for this evening of fights. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are great options for MMA fans to witness the bouts. The main event will be having former bantamweight champion Jose Aldo looking to another run at the title against Rob Font. An interesting welterweight bout is on the undercard with Jake Matthews fighting Jeremiah Wells. According to UFC fight odds, Jeremiah Wells is going to be the underdog pick against Jake Matthews.

UFC on ESPN 31: Matthews vs Wells 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Matthews vs Wells 12/04/2021 Odds

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Matthews Odds Wells Odds
Jake Matthews -167 Jeremiah Wells +147

Jake Matthews

Jake Matthews carries a very interesting ring name as “The Celtic Kid” as he came all the way from Epping, Victoria in Australia. He has been busy polishing his MMA skills at the Nexus fight stable. Matthews is just at his prime being a 27-year-old fighter and this natural welterweight carries a 17-5 professional record. His wins are divided into seven submissions, six decisions, and four knockouts. This fighter was on a roll winning three consecutive matches against Rostem Akman, Emil Meek, and Diego Sanchez. That momentum was halted in his most recent match as Sean Brady submitted him in the second round during UFC 259.

Jeremiah Wells

Jeremiah Wells is a 35-year-old MMA veteran and this fighter hails from West Hazleton, Pennsylvania in the United States. He gets to represent both the Renzo Gracie Philly and Extreme Evolution Fight Camp. Wells stands at five-foot-nine and he has been competing naturally at the welterweight division for his entire career. He carries a professional record of 9-2 and four of those wins came from knockouts. This is going to be Wells’ second fight in the UFC. His debut match happened in UFC Fight Night 190 and it was against Warlley Alves. That match ended with a knockout by Wells in the second round.

Matthews vs Wells Betting Numbers

Matthews
Wells
Record 17-5-0 9-2-1
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Australia United States
Height 5’11” 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 73 74
Win by KO/TKO 24% 44%
Win by Submission 41% 33%
Decisions 35% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 3.03 3.82
Striking accuracy 44% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.16 2.73
Striking defense 61% 11%
Takedown average 1.93 0.00
Takedown accuracy 41% 0%
Takedown defense 66% 100%
Submission average 0.60 0.00

Matthews vs Wells Betting Picks

Having more UFC fights under his name, Jake Matthews winning this match is the logical outcome according to the best online sportsbook. Jeremiah Wells is going to have a tough time and expect Matthews to win by either submission or knockout.