One to Watch at UFC 271: Jeremiah Wells

Jeremiah Wells (9-2-1) shocked MMA fans when he knocked out top Welterweight Warlley Alves in his UFC debut. The explosive striker will aim to double down with an eighth career finish Saturday, 2/12, at UFC 271. He’ll face a debutant with a hype train, coming over to MMA after an accomplished kickboxing career.

Jeremiah Wells was born in 1986 in West Hazelton, Pennsylvania, a city of about 25,000 two hours’ worth of a drive from “The City of Brotherly Love”. He now calls Renzo Gracie Philly home for MMA camp, coached by Daniel Gracie and training alongside UFC greats Paul Felder, Sean Brady, and Pat Sabatini. Although he has three rear-naked chokes on his record, Jeremiah is known for his powerful and athletic striking.

Wells’ UFC debut opponent Warlley Alves dominated a rising prospect his last bout out, thus many pundits thought Jeremiah would have a tough time taking a W from the Brazilian in his first octagon action. But he proved all doubters wrong with a beautiful savage right hook to ground and pound KO in round 2.

Now on Saturday Jeremiah welcomes another hyped fighter to the octagon in the form of Mike “Blood Diamond” Mathetha. The former K-1 kickboxer is Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s training partner at famed New Zealand camp City Kickboxing. He is 3-0 with two first-round finishes so far, but Jeremiah Wells can serve him his first L on February 12 at UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker going down at 3 PM ET.

Jeremiah Wells | 9-2-1 | 5’9 170 lbs. | Age 35 | Reach 75” | Switch Stance | Fighting Out of Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

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