A welterweight scrap between Jake Matthews and Bojan Velickovic took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 121 main card in Sydney.
Round one begins and Velickovic takes the center of the octagon and lands a straight left. Matthews charges forward and presses Bojan against the cage. Bojan with some short shots. He switches to elbows as Jake works for a single leg takedown. Matthews is working hard here but Bojan is doing an excellent job of defending. More short punches from Velickovic. Jake continues to a work on the single leg and finally drags Bojan to the floor. He hops on Velickovic’s back but Bojan stands back up. Jake presses him up against the cage. He dives down for a double leg takedown. He gets it. Jake begins working some shots from top position. He moves to half guard. Just under a minute remains in round one. Bojan is looking to secure a heel hook. Jake with a good shot to the body. Bojan scrambles back up to his feet. The fighters engage in the clinch. The horn sounds to end round one.
Round two begins and Bojan lands a left hand followed by a flying knee. Jake appears stunned. He shoots in for a takedown but Bojan scrambles and winds up on top. Velickovic has a tight guillotine in the mount. Jake pops his head out but he’s still mounted. Bojan with an elbow. Jake gives up his back. Bojan looks to lock in a choke. It is not there. Bojan has his hooks locked. Matthews finally is able to scramble back up to his feet. He presses Bojan against the cage. Jake with a nice elbow. The fighters break. Matthews looks tired. He leaps in with a right hand that misses. Under one minute remains in round two. Not much action from either man in the last sixty seconds. Round two comes to an end.
Round three begins and Matthews lands a kick followed by a shot to the body. He shoots in for a single leg takedown and gets it. Matthews is working from full guard here. He lands an elbow followed by some hammer fists. Bojan attempts to scramble but cannot break free. Another attempt and Bojan is back up. He presses Jake against the cage and dives for a double leg takedown. He secures it. He moves to the back of Matthews but end up falling off the top. Matthews is now in top position. He moves to half guard. Bojan is looking for a kimura. He cannot secure the submission. Jake takes his back and locks in a hook. He is searching for a rear-naked choke but Bojan avoids the hold and winds up on top. Another scramble and Jake winds up on top. The horn sounds to end round three.