Jeremiah Wells has a tough challenge in his second UFC assignment, facing veteran Jake Matthews at the promotion’s December 4th event. The new pairing was confirmed earlier this week by the promotion.
The fight joins a card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
Matthews has been on the UFC roster since 2014. He is coming off a recent loss, having been submitted by rising welterweight prospect Sean Brady in March. Before then, Matthews had strung together three wins between 2019 and 2020.
Wells had a successful UFC debut in June, scoring a second-round stoppage victory over Warlley Alves. The former CFFC Welterweight Champion took the fight on just a few days’ notice, stepping in to replace Ramazan Emeev.
Bantamweights Rob Font and Jose Aldo are currently expected to headline UFC’s December 4th card. Here’s how the show looks at the moment:
Bout 8: Rob Font (19-4) vs. Jose Aldo (30-7) (Bantamweight)
Bout 7: Rafael Fiziev (10-1) vs. Brad Riddell (10-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 6: Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. Jamahal Hill (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Brad Tavares (19-6) vs. Brendan Allen (17-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Matt Brown (23-18) vs. Bryan Barberena (15-8) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Zhaglas Zhumagulov (14-5) vs. Manel Kape (16-6) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Tanner Boser (20-8-1) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (14-1) (Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Jake Matthews (17-5) vs. Jeremiah Wells (9-2-1) (Welterweight)