Jake Mathews (10-1) submitted Johnny Case (22-5) with only seconds remaining in the bout at UFC Fight Night 85 earlier tonight (Sat. March 19, 2016).
Mathews, 21, defeated Case by rear-naked choke inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The official time of the stoppage came at 4:45 of the third round.
The fight started out even in the opening minutes and stayed on the feet aside from Case sprawling to avoid a Mathews takedown attempt. As the round went on it was Mathews who landed a a touch more than Case, and held a slight edge in the striking department. Case did land a solid left, which rocked Mathews briefly before the round ended.
In the second Case stalked the Australian, who seemed content to wait and counter strike. Mathews landed a big body kick that hurt case and “Hollywood” shot in on a takedown. Mathews nearly locked up a triangle choke, but Case managed to posture up and avoid the submission. Case then stood up and rained down a big right hand from a ride position and began landing big punches as Mathews turtled up. Mathews made it back up to his feet with just under a minute left. “The Celtic Kid” landed another big body kick that hurt Case, forcing the Iowa native to shoot in for another takedown before the round came to a close.
Mathews pressed Case up against the fence in the opening minute of the final round, but could not capitalize. Mathews began targeting the body with punches and landed a stiff left hook. Case tried to take Mathews down, but the Aussie deftly avoided several attempts.
Mathews landed a knee to the body and the two locked up along the fence. Mathews took the back of Case when they went to the ground and locked up ….View full article
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