Fighters from all across Europe have steadily sliced their way into the major leagues of the UFC via the vehicle that is Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet an archer of the green forest ready to pick opponents off like arrows from a quiver as the promotion’s latest graduate from the show’s 2021 class. A professional mixed martial artist since February 2018 and representing Fearless MMA, Jake Hadley holds a 9-1 record through 10 bouts comprised of five submissions, two knockouts, and two decisions. Hadley earned his contract from the UFC on week seven during season five of DWTCS in 2021. He fought for numerous European promotions including Cage Warriors prior to debuting with the UFC at UFC On ESPN 36 in May 2022. Hadley is 1-1 with the UFC, with one finish under his belt for the promotion with a time of two minutes and 39 seconds. He has finished seven out of his nine victories during his time in the professional ranks so far.
In his MMA debut at Golden Ticket Fight Promotions fight night 8, he defeated Daryl Grant via TKO in round one. Hadley submitted his next two opponents in Reece Street and Adrian Molenda. He defeated Nkazimulo Zulu via unanimous decision in the co-main event of EFC 78. Hadley tapped out Blaine O’ Driscoll in the third round via rear-naked choke at Bellator 227. Then in his promotional debut with Cage Warriors at Cage Warriors 114, he defeated Shaj Haque via TKO in the first round. Hadley defeated Luke Shanks via unanimous decision in the main event of Cage Warriors 117. He submitted Mitch Raposo in round two via rear-naked choke to earn a UFC contract.
In his second appearance with the UFC at UFC On ESPN Plus 72, he tapped out Carlos Candelario via triangle choke in the second round. The victory earned Hadley the fifth submission win of his professional career along with his first victory in the UFC. At 9-1, Hadley is one fighter who lets his skills do the talking for him in an all-action package!