A UFC 259 bout between welterweights Sean Brady and Jake Matthews is the beneath the radar match-up.
With three title fights and a bevy of high-profile match-ups set to happen at UFC 259 this weekend, there are specific fights which have flown beneath the radar.
One combat particularly that isn’t getting the eye it deserves is Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews. On every other PPV, this combat may simply be on the principle card or within the featured prelim spot, however when you’ve got a card plagued by champions and high contenders, it’s simple to see why this combat has slid down the bout order and onto the early prelims.
Brady (13-0) got here into the promotion with an undefeated file of 10-0, however has rapidly amassed a three-fight successful streak that began again in 2019. The 28-year-old was victorious in his first two UFC bouts, grabbing unanimous selections over longtime veteran Courtroom McGee and Ismail Naurdiev. Brady showcased his spectacular grappling expertise in his most up-to-date combat, a second-round submission win over Christian Aguilera. Brady was in a position to lock in a guillotine choke from mount that might finally put Aguilera unconscious. The previous Cage Fury FC welterweight champion has proved he’s one to look at within the UFC’s 170 lb division.
Matthews (17-4) has mainly grown up within the UFC. He made his Octagon debut again in 2014 at simply 19 years outdated after a brief stint on The Final Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia. Matthews debuted at light-weight the place he would go on to compile a 4-3 file earlier than making the soar to welterweight. For the reason that transfer to 170 lb, Matthews has seemed phenomenal and has six wins and just one defeat. Now on one other three-fight successful streak, Matthews will look to take the zero from Brady’s file and add one other to his win column. “The Celtic Child” most not too long ago defeated UFC Corridor of Fame inductee Diego Sanchez through lopsided resolution.
How do Brady and Matthews match up towards each other?
At beneath 30 years outdated, each males have but to hit their combating prime, and a win right here for both fighter sees their probabilities of combating a top-15 opponent subsequent significantly improve. In the meanwhile, Brady is the betting favourite at -210, with Matthews coming again at +170. As for the matchup, each athletes have earned their black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, however they aren’t precisely energy punchers when it comes down it. Matthews maintain an enormous edge in Octagon expertise with 14 fights to Brady’s 3, however at this stage anybody can beat anybody on any given evening. However, this bout between rising welterweights is definitely a contender for combat of the evening and even efficiency of the evening if both man is ready to end the combat.
Tune into UFC 259 early on to see which of those fighters takes the following step towards the highest of a stacked welterweight division.