Melbourne’s Jake Matthews has been booked to face Mexican Akbarh Arreola at UFC 193.
UFC 193 will be held on November 15, 2015 at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne, Australia
Matthews (8-1) made a perfect start to his UFC going 2-0 with two submission wins. A triangle choke win over Dashon Johnson in New Zealand was followed up with a rear-naked choke win over Vagner Rocha at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, Australia. In his most recent bout, Matthews suffered his first loss as a professional losing via submission (guillotine choke) to James Vick in May earlier this year.
Arreola (23-9-1 MMA) is currently 1-2 under the ZUFFA banner. A unanimous decision debut loss to Tiago dos Santos at UFC on FOX 12 was followed up by an armbar submission win over Yves Edwards late last year. In his most recent bout in Rio de Janeiro, Arreola suffered a unanimous decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo.
With this addition the UFC 193 now looks like this.
UFC Welterweight Championship bout: Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Carlos Condit
Heavyweight bout: Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt
Lightweight bout: Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola
Welterweight bout: Daniel Kelly vs. Ricardo Abreu