Jake Collier

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Inconsistent ways continue
June 12, 2021
Collier lost to Carlos Felipe via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona.
It's a tough loss for Collier in a fight in which there was very little separating the two men. Collier's best round was the first. He made a concerted effort to damage the lead leg of Felipe and it appeared to work. He became less effective in that area as the fight progressed, and Felipe wrestled away the momentum. Collier remains in the midst of a remarkable streak in which he has alternated wins and losses in his past nine fights dating back to December 2014. The good news is that the 32-year-old Missouri native should be due for a victory his next time out.
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Fighting Carlos Felipe in June
March 3, 2021
Collier (orbital) is set to face Carlos Felipe in a heavyweight matchup at UFC 263 on June 12, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Collier is coming off a sixth-month medical suspension for a possible non-displaces fracture of his left lateral orbital wall, but he's been cleared for a return to action this summer. He most recently earned an upset win over Gian Villante in Las Vegas last December.
Given medical suspension
December 8, 2020
Collier has been suspended 180 days or until possible non-displaces fracture of the left lateral orbital wall is cleared by a doctor, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Collier defeated Glan Villante by unanimous decision last Saturday in Las Vegas. In doing so he became the 13th different UFC fighter to notch a victory in three different weight classes. Collier will be unable to fight again until June 5, 2021 unless he gets his possible orbital fracture cleared.
Upsets Gian Villante
December 5, 2020
Collier defeated Gian Villante via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC on ESPN 19 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Collier becomes the 13th fighter in UFC history to register a victory in three different weight classes. He deserved this one. Facing an immobile opponent who provided a stationary target, Collier kept up the pressure. He fired off plenty of leg kicks in the early going before wearing Villante down with volume in the later rounds. Villante landed more than his fair share of strikes, but Collier's chin held up. This wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a nice effort by Collier as a underdog on the heels of his 45-second knockout loss at the hands of Tom Aspinall this past July.
Bout scheduled for Dec. 5
September 21, 2020
Collier will take on Gian Villante at the UFC event December 5, MMAJunkie.com reports.
This heavyweight bout will feature two fighters looking to bounce back from losses this summer. Collier lost via TKO back on July 25 to Tom Aspinall.
Lasts 45 seconds in Abu Dhabi
July 25, 2020
Collier lost to Tom Aspinall via TKO (punches) at 0:45 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
The very definition of roster depth, Collier has now alternated wins and losses in his first seven UFC bouts. The biggest issue of all is that he has been knocked out in three of those four defeats. Collier's stopping power has all but vanished since joining the company, and that's a major issue given the concerns about his chin. He also didn't appear to be in tremendous physical shape for this bout. The 31-year-old Missouri native needs a rebound performance in the worst way his next time out.