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MATT FREVOLA

AGE

28

RECORD

6-1-0

REACH

71”

HEIGHT

5’9”

WEIGHT

155LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

SERRA-LONGO FIGHT TEAM

HOMETOWN

HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK, USA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2018 UFC 236 – VS JALIN TURNER

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Frevola is in the orthodox stance. Turner comes out in the southpaw stance. Frevola opens the fight with a hard leg kick. He explodes with the two punch combo. Turner explodes with a knee and cracks Frevola! Frevola immediately dives for a takedown and gets it! He is in the side control position. Frevola is very aggressive early. He makes a transition and takes the back of Turner! He is looking for the rear-naked choke! Frevola puts both hooks in! Turner is in all sorts of trouble early! Frevola explodes with a couple of big shots! 1st min in, Turner is desperately trying to stand up. He is covering his neck. Frevola is putting a lot of pressure on Turner. Turner is carrying the weight of Frevola on his knees. Turner scrambles and gets back to his feet. A couple of hard left hands are landing for Turner! They are back in the center. Turner is pressing forward. He steps in and hurts Frevola with the right hand! Halfway in, Frevola is moving on the outside. Turner is slowly walking him down. Turner is looking calm and relaxed. He moves in and lands a quick one two! Turner is looking sharp. Frevola doves for a double leg and scores a takedown. He takes the side control position. Turner scrambles from the bottom end reverses the position. Frevola sets up the guillotine choke!!! It looks tight!!! Turner gives the thumbs up. He is fine. Turner escapes the choke and reverses the position! 1 min to go, Turner is landing with the right hand. He stands up and they are back in the center. Frevola fires a kick to the body. Turner counters with the one two. Turner lands a one two combination. Frevola responds with a level change but fails to score a takedown. Frevola explodes with a left hand and lands! Turner misses with the counter as the round ends. 10-9 Turner

Rd 2 – Frevola takes the center. Turner is in a tall stance. He moves in and lands a straight left. Turner moves in with the punches as Frevola level changes for a takedown. Turner is doing a good job defending. Turner defends and resets in the center. Frevola closes the distance and lands a right hand. He follows with a kick to the body. Frevola explodes with a level change for a double leg. Turner defends. 1st min in, Turner is displaying good wrestling defense. Turner is looking to establish the jab. Frevola is keeping his distance with the kicks. Frevola explodes and lands a big one-two combo! Turner absorbs the shots and continues with the pressure. Frevola establishes the jab. Turner tries to stay relaxed. Halfway in, Frevola level changes but Turner stuffs the takedown. A big step in left hook to the body lands for Turner! Frevola responds with a right over the top and lands! Turner has a hard time defending the punches over the top. Frevola is showing great footwork. He times the level change and gets the takedown. However, Turner sets up the guillotine choke! Frevola is defending well! Turner is controlling the neck. 1 min to go, Frevola grabs the single leg and reverses the position! Great move by Frevola. He is in the half guard position. Frevola is trying to advance to the full-mount. Turner is controlling the left hand of Frevola. Frevola shoots for a guillotine choke! Turner pops the head up but eats a hard-up kick to the eyeball! That’s an illegal kick. The referee stops the fight and gives Turner time to recover. Turner is fine and the fight continues in the center. 10-9 Frevola

 

Rd 3 – Turner takes the center. Frevola opens the round with a leg kick. He is light on his feet. Turner is timing his attacks. He moves in and lands a nice right straight. Frevola is moving on the outside and keeping his distance with the kicks. Nice kick to the body and a left hand behind it lands for Turner. Frevola explodes with an overhand right, just misses! 1st min in, Turner is slowly walking Frevola down. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Turner connects with a hard one two! Frevola absorbs. Turner is looking more relaxed. He explodes and lands a good left hand! Frevola has a hard time closing the distance. He is working the body of Turner with a jab. Frevola dives for a double leg and scores a takedown! Smart move by Frevola. He is in the guard position. Turner scrambles and Frevola takes the half guard position. Halfway in, Turner is controlling the left arm of Frevola. Frevola makes a transition to the side control. Turner takes a couple of deep breaths. Frevola is working the body with the short punches. He establishes strong top control. Turner takes the under hook and stands up. Big knee lands for Turner! 1 min to go, Turner is stalking Frevola. Frevola is waiting for a counter. Turner moves in and lands a left hand. He follows with a spinning kick to the body and lands. Turner is the aggressor. Frevola explodes from the outside and lands a huge right hand! Turner responds with a left hook to the body! Frevola has a hard time keeping his distance. Turner misses with the right hand and Frevola ducks under for a takedown as the round ends. 10-9 Frevola

WATCH FIGHT

january 2018 UFC fight night 124 – VS marco polo reyes

RESULT – lost via 1st rd ko (punches)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters in the orthodox stance. Frevola opens the fight with the left kick to the body. Reyes counters with the hard right hand! Frevola is moving forward. Frevola pushes with the one-two combination. Reyes counters with the hard one-two combination! Frevola is hurt! Another right hand lands for Reyes! Frevola goes down! Frevola recovers and manages to stand up! The referee stops the fight. Frevola picks his mouth pace from the ground.  The fight continues. Reyes is pushing forward and lands a step in knee to the body. Frevola is swinging and missing. Hard right hand lands for Reyes. Reyes pushes with the one-two and lands a hard left hand! Frevola goes down!!! Frevola is out!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

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august 2017 DWTNCS season 1  – Vs jose flores

RESULT – won via 2nd rd submission (arm-triangle-choke)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Flores is in the southpaw stance, Frevola is in the orthodox stance. Frevola takes the center and immediately putting pressure on Flores. Frevola lands a hard right hand! Flores goes down! Frevola pushes for a finish. Frevola is on top of Flores. Flores recovers and manages to stand up. Frevola continues to move forward and lands another right hand! Frevola is exploding on Flores. Flores initiates the clinch and lands a couple of hard knees to the body of Frevola. Hard body kick lands for Flores. Another knee to the body lands for Flores. Frevola initiates the clinch. Frevola is working for a takedown. Flores reverses the position. Flores lands a hard elbow on the separation. Flores is working with the kicks to the body. Frevola throws a head kick, misses. Halfway in, both fighters are patient. Hard inside leg kick lands for Flores. Flores is throwing kicks to the knee of Frevola. Frevola lands a right hand. Frevola shoots for a takedown. Frevola takes the single leg and scores a takedown. Frevola is in the half guard position. 1 min to go, Flores scrambles an gives his back to Frevola. Frevola is looking to set up the rear-naked-choke! Flores escapes. 10-9 Frevola.
Rd 2 – Frevola takes the center. Hard body kick lands for Frevola. Frevola continues to throw kicks to the knee. Frevola shoots for a takedown. He takes the single leg and takes Flores down to the mat. Flores sets up the guillotine choke! Frevola is out of danger. Flores scrambles and takes the top position. Frevola manages to stand up. Fighters are in the clinch. 1st min in, Flores is landing knees to the body. Flores lands an elbow on the separation. Frevola explodes with a big right hand! Frevola level changes and takes Flores down to the mat. Flores sets up the armbar! Frevola rolls to his right and escapes the submission! Frevola is in the north-south position. Frevola takes the back of Flores! Frevola is looking to set up the rear-naked-choke! Frevola switches for the arm-triangle-choke! It looks tight!!! Flores taps out!!!

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january 2017 titan fc 43 – VS raush manfio

RESULT – won via 3rd rd decision (unanimous)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Frevola opens the fight with the kick to the body. Frevola is putting pressure on Manfio. Frevola lands a one two combination. Both fighters are swinging and missing. 1st min in, Frevola throws a spinning back fist, misses. Frevola is very active with his kicks and punches. Frevola is looking for a brawl. Manfio is careful. Frevola is very open in his attacks. Frevola lands a leg kick. Frevola misses with the overhand right. Halfway in, both fighters are missing a lot of punches. Frevola is exploding with every punch thrown. Manfio takes the center. Frevola pushes forward and lands a left hook to the body. Manfio lands a nice one two combination. 1 min to go, Frevola continues to throw big shots, misses all of them. Manfio pushes with the front kick, Frevola catches the kick but fails to score a takedown. Manfio pushes with the one two combination, Frevola counters with the right hand. Left hook lands for Frevola. 10-9 Frevola.
Rd 2 – Manfio pushes forward with the right hand, misses. Counter left hook lands for Frevola. Beautiful left hook lands for Frevola! Frevola is pushing forward as Manfio lands a nice right hand. Manfio goes high with the kick, blocked by Frevola. 1st min in, Manfio is moving around, Frevola is flat on his feet and looking to explode. Both fighters are swinging and missing. Manfio lands a step in right hand. Manfio throws a leg kick, Frevola catches the leg and counters with a straight right hand. Halfway in, Frevola is looking relaxed. Nice kick to the body lands for Frevola. Frevola has landed good shots in this round. Manfio pushes forward with the kick, Frevola counters with a right hand. 1 min to go, Frevola lands a kick to the body. Frevola throws a spinning kick, misses. Manfio is looking patient as he is putting pressure on Frevola. Manfio pushes forward with the kick. Frevola initiates the clinch. 10-9 Frevola.

Rd 3– Both fighters are in the center. Right hand over the top lands for Manfio. Both fighters are patient as Frevola is looking to explode with the punches. 1st min in, Frevola pushes forward with the punches, misses. Stiff straight left hand lands for Manfio. Manfio goes up with the kick, blocked by Frevola. Manfio is doing a good job controlling the distance. Another left hand lands for Manfio. Frevola aswers with the one two combination, misses. Manfio is putting pressure on Frevola. Manfio lands a body kick. Frevola pushes for a takedown, easily defended by Manfio. Halfway in, Frevola seems to be slowing down. Manfio is looking confident. Manfio is looking to land a big right hand. Manfio is walking Frevola down. Frevola lands a straight left hand. Manfio fires a kick to the head, blocked by Frevola. 1 min to go, Frevola is moving to his left as Manfio searches for the knockout punch. Manfio pushes with a knee, Frevola moves away.  10-9 Manfio.

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

7 MATCHES      6 WINS     1 LOSSES

KNOCKOUT               1                 1

SUBMISSION            3                  0

DECISION                  2                  0

DRAW                                  0

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Frevola is aggressive stand up fighter with strong jiu jitsu skill set.
  • He made his UFC debut against Reyes.
  • Frevola is a brawler. He is always rushing forward and swinging wildly.
  • However, this style of fighting backfires on him against Reyes where he was knocked out in the first round.
  • Frevola has a great submission attacks. He makes very fast transitions on the ground as seen against Flores.
  • As seen against Flores, Frevola has a very good wrestling offense.
  • Frevola is very explosive. He has a tendency to rush forward to his opponent at the beginning of every fight.
  • As of the Reyes fight, Frevola was undefeated.
  • Frevola has a good stand up skills. However, he seems to be too emotional during the exchnges as he has a tendency to swing wildly without covering himself.
  • .Against Manfio, Frevola had a hard time closing the distance later in the round. He gassed himself out with the power punches and Manfio took the initiative.

After the loss against Reyes in his UFC debut, Frevola got the second chance and he is fighting Lando Vannata on UFC 230 in Medison Square Garden.