Jake Matthews and Johnny Case will duel this Saturday (March 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 85 inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. In a match up of talented up-and-comers, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight prospects Johnny Case and Jake Matthews will brawl this Saturday (March 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 85 inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Case is one of the more overlooked prospects in the division. At just 26 years old, he’s already won more than 20 fights, including four straight inside the Octagon.
On the other hand, his opponent still has plenty of buzz around him. One of the youngest men on the roster, Matthews is an incredible athlete who has already scored three finishes inside the Octagon.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:
Key Wins: Yan Cabral (UFC Fight Night 77), Kazuki Tokudome (UFC Fight Night 52)
Key Losses: None
Keys to Victory: Case is a very well-rounded fighter with great finishing instinct. Of his 22 victories inside the cage, “Hollywood” has stopped 18 of his opponents via knockout or submission.
In this bout, Case needs to rely on his technical skill. He’s a solid athlete to be sure, but Matthews is an incredibly fast and explosive fighter who could surprise him.
Rather than look to simply exchange punches or takedown attempts, Case needs to work from the outside and stay tight. Matthews is still rather raw on his feet, and he leaves defensive openings that a sharp striker like Case should be able to capitalize on.
Additionally, maintaining his distance has other benefits. When Matthews was trying to force takedowns against James Vick, it lead him into a deep guillotine choke. If Case can make Matthews uncomfortable and ….View full article
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