STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 258
Significant Strikes Landed: 124
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 1
Jake Hadley was born in a small town outside of London, England. He grew up surrounded by sports, his father being a passionate soccer fan and mother a professional long-distance runner. Jake quickly developed an interest in boxing and kickboxing at the young age of 13 after watching his older brother compete in local competitions. He competed for the first time two years later when he won his weight class at the British Amateur Boxing Association’s junior tournament.
By the age of 16, Jake had caught the eye of renowned MMA coach Phil Martin who coached some of UFC’s most successful fighters including former interim welterweight champion Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and current middleweight champion Michael Bisping. After becoming one of Martin’s protégés, Jake went on to become one of Britain’s top amateur MMA prospects, competing all around Europe where he dominated all opposition before turning pro in 2013 following a perfect 9-0 record as an amateur.
In 2014, less than two years since making his pro debut, Hadley signed with UFC and made his promotional debut against Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs Mir where he lost via unanimous decision after three rounds but showed great promise with his striking skills despite not having any wrestling experience prior to this fight which resulted in him getting taken down multiple times throughout it.
After recovering from that loss over the next year via training camps held mostly abroad such as Japan or Thailand ,Hadley earned himself another shot inside The Octagon at UFC on Fox 15 where he faced fellow Englishman Tom Breese whom he defeated via TKO due to punches late into round 1; this win marked Hadleys first win inside The Octagon while also earning him Performance Of The Night honors along with $50 000 bonus money which alongside other sponsorship deals allowed him to finally dedicate himself full time to MMA training without having worries about finances anymore like during earlier stages off career .
Having secured financial stability by earning wins inside The Octagon together with participating sponsorships deals ,Hadley continued progressing as fighter winning four out off five fights until 2019 when achieved biggest success so far : signing multiyear exclusive contract extension worth 8 figures thus cementing himself as bona fide star off sport . Since then ,he has been constantly staying busy every year fighting twice per calendar year ; most recently finishing Tony Gravely via submission ( Triangle Choke )at main event slot off UFC Fight Night 183 : Anderson vs Blachowicz 2 .
Throughout career ,Hadley continues displaying willingness towards self improvement whether it be through incorporating new techniques into arsenal or working diligently on improving conditioning levels ; something evident from numerous pictures showing challenging daily workouts posted across social media platforms . When asked what separates him from pack off opponents Hadley claims its “ mental game ”; saying that “ I am always few steps ahead even if I get put under tremendous pressure during clash making me able plan accordingly rather then just react instinctively without much thought process behind it ”