Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews fight preview

UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez will take on Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 253 card.

In this post, we will break down Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Diego Sanchez is coming in with a 31-12-0 record. Sanchez will be fighting for the first time since a win via DQ against Michel Pereira at UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz in February.

Matthews, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Emil Meek on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker and holds a 16-4-0 record.

Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
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Age
26
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
72″
Reach
73″
31-12-0
Record
16-4-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Diego Sanchez has an southpaw fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 26-year-old, Jake Matthews is an orthodox fighter with a 73″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Diego Sanchez:
→ Sanchez’s striking accuracy is 38%.
→ Sanchez lands 2.73 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sanchez’s takedown accuracy is 24%.
→ Sanchez’s takedown average is 1.57 per 15 minutes.
→ Sanchez’s takedown defense is 46%.

Sanchez comes in with 38% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.73 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Matthews fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 2.98 significant strikes per minute. Diego Sanchez also has a 24% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.57 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Matthews’s 2.20 takedowns and 68% takedown accuracy.

Jake Matthews:
→ Matthews’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Matthews lands 2.98 significant strikes per minute.
→ Matthews’s takedown accuracy is 41%.
→ Matthews’s takedown average is 2.20 per 15 minutes.
→ Matthews’s takedown defense is 68%.

Jake spent on average 11:00 minutes in the Octagon and Diego has an average fight time of 11:49 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 253 is live in , who do you think will win, Diego or Jake? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
Date
September 26, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews

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