Jake Matthews is back in the win column with a split nod over Bojan Velickovic.
Two UFC Fight Night 121 main card bouts had passed, leaving Matthews and Velickovic to throw leather in the third sport. They did battle inside the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Matthews immediately threw a punch and shot in. Velickovic landed a couple of elbows with his back against the fence. Eventually, Matthews got the takedown. Velickovic found himself defending a takedown again. Matthews dumped his opponent back to the mat. The round ended with Matthews in control.
Matthews moved in and landed a right hand in the second stanza. Matthews sensed danger and shot in. Velickovic looked for a guillotine in mount. Matthews popped his head out, but his opponent maintained mount. Matthews had his back taken. Matthews was able to escape and went for a takedown.
Matthews took down Velickovic early in the final round. Velickovic turned the tables and went for a choke. He lost control and Matthews ended up gaining the grappling advantage again.
Two of the three judges scored the fight for Matthews, awarding him the win.
Final Result: Jake Matthews def. Bojan Velickovic via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)