Pinoy fighter AJ Matthews returns to action against veteran Kendall Grove

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 06, 2017 01:10 AM
AJ Matthews returns to action against veteran Kendall Grove
Filipino mixed martial artist AJ 'Pison' Matthews faces veteran Kendall Grove in January.

Pinoy Bellator welterweight AJ 'Pison' Matthews returns to action in early 2018, as he takes on veteran Kendall Grove in California. 

The 29-year old Matthews, who recently relocated to the Philippines along with friend and training partner ONE heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera, will be looking to snap a four-fight losing skid. 

In his last outing, Matthews was on the wrong end of a controversial split decision against Andre Fialho in Oklahoma. 

Matthews will be facing arguably his most high-profile test in his next bout against UFC veteran and former The Ultimate Fighter winner Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove. 

Grove has been fighting professionally since 2003, and rose to prominence after competing and winning the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which led to a UFC run from 2011, which included fights against the likes of Demian Maia and Mark Muñoz. 

Grove made his Bellator debut in 2013, and has since gone 4-4 in the promotion. 

Matthews and Grove do battle at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in California on January 26th. 

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