Jack Della Maddalena


Dominant showing in UFC debut
January 22, 2022
Della Maddalena defeated Pete Rodriguez via TKO (punches) at 2:59 of Round 1 at UFC 270 on Saturday in Anaheim.
Once Della Maddalena's original scheduled opponent Warlley Alves was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury about ten days ago, the UFC did everything in their power to keep the prospect on the card. They were able to do so by tabbing Rodriguez, a fighter who entered with four professional fights under his belt. The end result, as expected, was a dominant knockout win for Della Maddalena. The quality of opponent he was facing needs to be taken into account here, but Della Maddalena has big-time power and a boatload of future potential. The Alves fight was an intriguing one and it will be interesting to see if the company attempts to re-book those two at some point in the not too distant future.
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Now facing Pete Rodriguez
January 14, 2022
Della Maddalena will take on Pete Rodriguez at UFC 270 on Jan. 22, MMAFighting.com reports.
Della Maddalena will be able to remain on the card despite the fact that his previously scheduled opponent, Warlley Alves, had to withdraw Wednesday. Both fighters will be making their UFC debuts, with Della Maddalena going 10-2 with other promotions while Rodriguez has gone 4-0.
Needs new opponent for UFC 270
January 12, 2022
Della Maddalena (10-2-0) is awaiting a new opponent for UFC 270 in Anaheim on Jan. 22 after Warlley Alves (14-5-0) withdrew last week from their scheduled welterweight bout due to an undisclosed injury, Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of USA Today report.
For the time being, the UFC is still planning on keeping Della Maddalena on the Jan. 22 card as he prepares to make his promotional debut. He earned a UFC contract after recently defeating Ange Loosa by unanimous decision while competing on Dana White's Contender Series.
Set to face Alves next year
October 23, 2021
Della Maddalena will face Warlley Alves in a welterweight bout at UFC 270 on Jan. 22, according to Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.
The fight was announced a few weeks ago but it was only announced as an "early 2022" bout, though the date is now official. This will be Della Maddalena's UFC debut and it couldn't have come at a better time, as he is on a 10-fight winning streak. His most recent bout was on Sep. 14, when he defeated Ange Loosa by unanimous decision in a Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series event.
Second contract at DWCS
September 14, 2021
Della Maddalena defeated Ange Loosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. After the show, he was one of five fighters to be awarded an official UFC contract.
Rarely does a fighter get to showcase the entirety of their skillset in one fight, but that seemed to be the case here for the Australia native. Della Maddalena proved capable in several complex grappling exchanges early, and on the feet, he was even better. The welterweight fighter switched stances with ease, fired off hard counters from both stances and kept a tight guard, even in the later stages of the fight. He also fought off a tight head-and-arm choke. While Della Maddalena did fade a bit in Round 3 -- he had never been to Round 3 prior to Tuesday -- he ultimately did enough to sweep the scorecards. After dropping his first two professional fights, Della Maddalena now takes a 10-fight winning streak into the UFC.