Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha UFC fight info, date and time
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha is set to go down at UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 at 5:00pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022 in a 170lbs matchup.
Jeremiah Wells will be making his second UFC appearance after his standout debut. Wells upset the odds and knocked out Warlley Alves in June 2021.
Mike ‘Blood Diamond’ Mathetha will be making his Octagon debut in this scrap. The young MMA pro is 3-0 in his fledgling career and will be looking to maintain his perfect record.
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha betting odds
Blood Diamond opened as the betting favorite with odds of -180. Like his last fight, Jeremiah Well is the betting underdog with opening odds of +160.
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike ‘Blood Diamond’ Mathetha is a latecomer to the UFC 271 card. The bout was announced on January 25th, less than 3 weeks before the fight goes down.
Both men were already booked up before their respective opponents dropped out due to positive COVID tests.
Jeremiah Wells was set to fight Tim Means at UFC Vegas 48 on February 5th. Blood Diamond was scheduled to fight against Orion Cosce on UFC 271.
Jeremiah Wells is a relative newcomer to the UFC with just the one fight so far, a spectacular KO victory over Warlley Alves. Known for his explosiveness and dominant wrestling, Wells will be looking to land bombs on the feet.
Wells was quick to snap up this opportunity after his fight against Tim Means was canceled. Wells is on a three-fight finishing streak with a pro record of 9-2-1.
Mike ‘Blood Diamond’ Mathetha
Mike ‘Blood Diamond’ Mathetha is another graduate of New Zealand’s City Kickboxing gym and a training partner of 185lbs champion Israel Adesanya.
Despite his relative inexperience in MMA, Blood Diamond is a two-time King in the Ring kickboxing champion and has finished 2 of his 3 wins as an MMA pro.
How they match up
Jeremiah Wells and Blood Diamond are of a similar height at 5”9 and 5”10 respectively, with little difference in their reach either.
Wells will be the more experienced fighter in the Octagon with 12 pro fights to Blood Diamond’s 3.
Blood Diamond will be the younger fighter at 31 years old, while Jeremiah Wells is 35.
Reasons to watch
This is one of the more intriguing UFC debuts. Blood Diamond has just 3 professional MMA fights to his name, with his last bout coming in 2020. He will be keen to show his UFC spot is based on merit and not on his closeness to Middleweight champ Adesanya.
Jeremiah Wells upset the odds when he knocked Warlley Alves out cold in his UFC debut. Wells is a powerful fighter who can shut anyone’s lights out.
Both fighters are relatively new to the UFC and will be keen to establish their names in the promotion. Wells in particular can continue his surge towards a Top 15 ranking.
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha predictions
The bookies’ predictions favor Blood Diamond who is the betting odds favorite. However, Wells showed in his last UFC appearance that betting predictions aren’t always on point.
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha picks
Mike ‘Blood Diamond’ Mathetha spoke to The AllStar about his upcoming fight:
“This guy is not coming to play. He’s also building up his legacy.”
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Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha tale of the tape
- Wells has a slight 1 inch reach advantage.
- Significant experience difference: Wells has 9 more professional MMA fights than Mathetha.
Mike “Blood Diamond” Mathetha fighter profile and recent form
Mike Mathetha is a 31 year old male fighter from New Zealand with 3 pro wins and losses. See Mike Mathetha’s full MMA record.
Mike Mathetha has a 67% finish rate, including 1 by knockout, 1 by submission, 1 by decision.
Mike Mathetha is currently riding a 3 fight win streak.
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Last 3 bouts
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Jeremiah Wells fighter profile and recent form
Jeremiah Wells is a 35 year old male fighter from United States with 9 pro wins and 2 losses. See Jeremiah Wells’s full MMA record.
Jeremiah Wells has a 78% finish rate, including 4 by knockout, 3 by submission, 2 by decision.
Jeremiah Wells is currently riding a 3 fight win streak.
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Last 5 bouts
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha is set to go down at UFC 271 – Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2. The fight is expected to start at around 5:00pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022.
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