Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe UFC fight info, date and time

Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland at 10:00pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022 in a 170lbs matchup.

Jason Witt has had a stop-start UFC career since his debut in June 2020, alternating wins and losses. He edged a majority decision over a brutal three-round fight with Bryan Barbarena in his last Octagon performance. 

Philip Rowe came back from his UFC debut defeat to Gabe Green with an impressive TKO victory over fellow DWCS graduate Orion Cosce. 

Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe betting odds

Philip Rowe opened as a -165 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Rowe means you would need to bet $165 in order to win $100.

Jason Witt is a +145 underdog. If you bet $100 on Witt then you would win $145.

Fight information

Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe will take place on the undercard of UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs Strickland.

Jason Witt

Jason Witt’s last fight in the Octagon was a barnburner against Bryan Barbarena. Although Barbarena outstruck Witt 96-93, Witt managed to secure eight takedowns and win the majority decision.

This will be Jason Witt’s fifth fight in the UFC. Both his losses have come by first-round KO, with his lone finish secured via arm-triangle choke against Cole Williams.

Philip Rowe

Philip Rowe upset the odds in his last fight with a second-round TKO against Orion Cosce. Rowe punished his opponent with strikes before finishing the fight with a right cross.

His UFC debut didn’t go his way, dropping a unanimous decision to Gabe Green. Most media outlet picks agreed, with 12 out of 17 in favor of Green.

How they match up

Rowe has a massive 10-inch reach advantage over his opponent. Rowe is also the much taller fighter at 6”2, with a reach of 80.5 inches. Witt is 5”10 with a 70-inch reach.

Witt has far more fight experience with 26 professional fights, while Rowe has had 11. 

In terms of significant strikes, Rowe lands at a rate of 4.97 per minute compared to Witt’s 2.63.

Jason Witt’s grappling-heavy approach shows in his 6.46 takedowns per 15 minutes. Rowe’s TD defence in the UFC is 50%.

Reasons to watch

Another classic stylistic matchup in the form of grappler vs striker. Philip Rowe has a 100% finish rate and puts his length to good use with slick striking skills. Expect sharp punches, knees and a knockout at any moment.

Jason Witt grinds his opponents down and looks for dangerous submissions, with eight career victories coming via submission. His last fight against Barbarena was a thriller, showing that Witt can trade with anyone on the feet.

The stakes

Philip Rowe is an exciting striker and a Contender Series graduate looking to build himself in the UFC. Coming off a big win against a highly-touted prospect in Orion Cosce, Rowe can rise up the ranks with a statement win.

Jason Witt bounced back from a 16-second KO loss against Matt Semelsberger with a tough display against veteran Bryan Barbarena. Witt will be looking to string together his first win streak in his UFC career.

Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe predictions

Jason Witt’s prediction is to outgrapple and “grind out” Rowe by using his superior ground game to his advantage. His ground-and-pound will prove a big factor in the fight.

“I hit pretty hard from short distances. I create a lot of power.”

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Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe betting odds

Philip Rowe opened as a -165 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Rowe means you would need to bet $165 in order to win $100.

Jason Witt is a +145 underdog. If you bet $100 on Witt then you would win $145.

Where to bet on Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe

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Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe tale of the tape

  • Significant 4 year age difference: Rowe is the younger fighter at 31 years old.
  • Rowe has a massive 10 inch reach advantage.
  • Significant experience difference: Witt has 15 more professional MMA fights than Rowe.
Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe
35 Age 31
26 Fights 11
19 Wins 8
7 Losses 3
3 KO’s 4
8 Subs 4
5′ 10 Height (in) 6′ 2
70 Reach (in) 80.5
 

Jason “The Vanilla Gorilla” Witt fighter profile and recent form

Jason Witt is a 35 year old male fighter from United States with 19 pro wins and 7 losses. See Jason Witt’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Jason Witt

Jason Witt has a 64% finish rate, including 3 by knockout, 8 by submission, 7 by decision.

Jason Witt is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Strickland.

Betting Odds

Think Jason Witt gets the upset win?

+145

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

18-7-0 Bryan Barberena
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-07-31 Welterweight UFC
 

Loss

18-6-0 Matt Semelsberger
KO/TKO
R1 0:16
UFC Fight Night 2021-03-13 Welterweight UFC
 

Win

17-6-0 Cole Williams
SUB
R2 2:09
UFC Fight Night 2020-10-31 Welterweight UFC
 

Loss

17-5-0 Takashi Sato
KO/TKO
R1 0:48
UFC Fight Night 2020-06-27 Welterweight UFC
 

Win

16-5-0 Zak Bucia
DEC
R3 5:00
FAC 2 2020-02-22 Welterweight FAC

Philip “The Fresh Prince” Rowe fighter profile and recent form

Philip Rowe is a 31 year old male fighter from United States with 8 pro wins and 3 losses. See Philip Rowe’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Philip Rowe

Philip Rowe has a 100% finish rate, including 4 by knockout, 4 by submission.

Philip Rowe is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Jonathan Piersma at Fury Pro Grappling 3.

Betting Odds

Think the favorite Philip Rowe gets win?

-165

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

7-3-0 Orion Cosce
KO/TKO
R2 4:21
UFC Fight Night 2021-07-31 Welterweight UFC
 

Loss

7-2-0 Gabe Green
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 258 2021-02-13 Welterweight UFC
 

Win

6-2-0 Leon Shahbazyan
KO/TKO
R3 0:16
Contender Series 2019 2019-08-20 Welterweight DWCS
 

Win

5-2-0 Matt McKeon
SUB
R2 2:34
Island Fights 53 2019-03-06 Welterweight IF
 

Win

4-2-0 Andrew Hellner
SUB
R1 2:19
Battleground MMA 2018-06-16 Welterweight BGMMA

Jason Witt vs Philip Rowe is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47 – Hermansson vs. Strickland. The fight is expected to start at around 10:00pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022.

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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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