- Ande Fialho has opened as the favorite against Jake Matthews.
- Fialho is currently listed at -150 and Matthews at +130.
- This will be Fialho’s fourth bout since joining the UFC last January and his third bout in the last three months.
Andre Fialho has opened as the slight betting favorite against Jake Matthews in his third bout in three months.
The best UFC betting sites have listed Fialho as the -150 favorite and Matthews the +130 bottom dog in their UFC 275 matchup.
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) May 18, 2022
Fialho has been busy since joining the UFC as this will be his fourth Octagon appearance in five months, putting him on pace to tie or even surpass the UFC record for most fights in a year with five.
Andre Fialho KOs Cameron Vancamp at UFC 274
HOLY SHIT! Andre Fialho KOs VanCamp!!! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/5tQ23ljdqQ
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Fialho will be getting his wish for a quick turnaround fight. The 28-year-old from Cascais, Portugal fought earlier this month when he knocked out Cameron Vancamp at UFC 274. That fight came days after he also knocked out Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 51. Both wins were via first-round stoppage and both earned Fialho the Performance of the Night bonus.
After starting his MMA career in Portugal, Fialho moved to the United States and competed for Bellator where he posted a 4-1 record. He also fought under the PFL, LFA, and XMMA before heading East to compete under UAE Warriors before joining the UFC last January. Fialho has a record of 16-4 with 13 knockouts and one submission victory.
This will be the second straight bout where Fialho will have the minus money sign next to his name. He opened his UFC career as the +250 underdog against Michel Pereira and was also the +162 in his second bout against Miguel Baeza. In his last bout, Fialho was the heavy -450 favorite against Vancamp.
Sean Brady Submits Jake Matthews
— Sherdog (@sherdogdotcom) March 7, 2021
Meanwhile, Matthews will look to get back on track after watching his three-fight winning streak end at the hands of Sean Brady who submitted him at UFC 259 last March 6, 2021. Prior to that loss, Matthews defeated Rostem Akman, Emil Weber Meek, and Diego Sanchez in succession.
The 27-year-old from Melbourne began his fighting career in his native land, fighting for promotions such as Shamrock Events, Night of Mayhem, and Australian Fighting Championships before joining the UFC in 2014. Matthews began his UFC career with a 4-3 record but then won six out of his next seven bouts before losing to Brady. Overall, he has a record of 17-5 with four knockouts and seven submission victories.
Matthews was the betting favorite in four consecutive bouts before he closed as the +170 underdog against the ranked Brady. It’s only the third time in his UFC career that Matthews will have the plus money sign written next to his name in the UFC. The only other time he was an underdog was when he beat Li Jingliang at UFC 221 at +130 odds.