Pro Record: 43-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: The H.I.T. Squad
Age: 40
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 9 Inch(es).
Weight: 185 lbs.
Out of: Charleston, IL
Born: Hillsborough, IL
Matt Hughes is a professional MMA fighter and former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion. Hughes put together two separate six-fight winning streaks in the UFC, won the Welterweight title on two occasions and defended the belt seven times. A long-time member of Miletich Fighting Systems, Hughes left the Miletich camp in late 2007 to start Team Hughes. Team Hughes fights out of H.I.T. Squad, a Granite City, Illinois gym, which he co-owns with teammate and former EliteXC Middleweight champion Robbie Lawler, Matt Pena, and Marc Fiore.

Matt Hughes's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/24/2011 Loss Josh Koscheck UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage TKO/RSC 1 4:59
11/20/2010 Loss BJ Penn UFC 123: Jackson vs. Machida KO 1 0:21
08/07/2010 Win Ricardo Almeida UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Submission Choke 1 3:15
04/10/2010 Win Renzo Gracie UFC 112: Invincible TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 4:40
05/23/2009 Win Matt Serra UFC 98: Evans vs Machida Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/07/2008 Loss Thiago Alves UFC 85: Bedlam TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 1:02
12/29/2007 Loss Georges St-Pierre UFC 79: Nemesis Submission Arm Bar 2 4:54 Title Fight
03/03/2007 Win Chris Lytle UFC 68: The Uprising Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/18/2006 Loss Georges St-Pierre UFC 65: Bad Intentions TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 1:25 Title Fight
NSF 09/23/2006 Win BJ Penn UFC 63: Penn vs. Hughes TKO/RSC 3 3:50 Title Fight
05/27/2006 Win Royce Gracie UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:39
11/19/2005 Win Joe Riggs UFC 56: Full Force Submission Kimura 1 3:28
04/16/2005 Win Frank Trigg UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:05 Title Fight
10/22/2004 Win Georges St-Pierre UFC 50: The War of '04 Submission Arm Bar 1 4:59 Title Fight
06/19/2004 Win Renato Verissimo UFC 48: Payback Decision Unanimous Decision 3
01/31/2004 Loss BJ Penn UFC 46: Super Natural Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:39 Title Fight
NSF 11/21/2003 Win Frank Trigg UFC 45: Revolution Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:54 Title Fight
NSF 04/25/2003 Win Sean Sherk UFC 42: Sudden Impact Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
11/22/2002 Win Gil Castillo UFC 40: Vendetta TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 1 5:00 Title Fight
NSF 07/13/2002 Win Carlos Newton UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall Submission 4 3:37 Title Fight
03/22/2002 Win Hayato Sakurai UFC 36: Worlds Collide TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 4 3:01 Title Fight
NSF 11/02/2001 Win Carlos Newton UFC 34: High Voltage KO Slam 2 1:27 Title Fight
NSF 09/08/2001 Win Steve Gomm Extreme Challenge 43 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 2 3:18
NSF 08/11/2001 Win Hiromitsu Kanehara Rings: 10th Anniversary World Title Series Decision 2
NSF 07/13/2001 Win Chatt Lavender Extreme Challenge 41 Submission Side Choke 3 2:31
NSF 06/16/2001 Win Scotty Johnson Extreme Challenge 40 KO 1 3:24
NSF 05/11/2001 Win John Cronk Gladiators 14 Submission Strikes 0:00
NSF 03/31/2001 Win Bruce Nelson Freestyle Combat Challenge 4 Submission Front Choke 1 3:04
NSF 03/17/2001 Win Brett Al-Azzawi Rings USA: Battle of Champions Submission Arm Bar 1 3:27
NSF 02/08/2001 Loss Jose Landi-Jons Warriors War 1 KO Knee 1 4:15
NSF 12/16/2000 Loss Dennis Hallman UFC 29: Defense of the Belts Submission Arm Bar 1 0:20
NSF 11/12/2000 Win Maynard Marcum Rings Australia: Free Fight Battle Submission Figure Four Key Lock 1 6:29
NSF 09/30/2000 Win Robbie Newman Rings USA: Rising Stars Final Submission Arm Triangle Choke 1 1:40
NSF 08/23/2000 Win Christopher Haseman Rings: Millennium Combine 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 06/29/2000 Win Joe Guist Extreme Challenge 35 Submission Arm Bar 1 2:45
NSF 06/09/2000 Win Marcelo Aguiar UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 4:34
NSF 05/20/2000 Win Shawn Peters Extreme Challenge 32 Submission Arm Triangle Choke 1 2:52
NSF 05/13/2000 Win Alexandre Barros World Extreme Fighting 9: World Class Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 04/15/2000 Win Eric Davila Shooto : Super Brawl 17 'Night of Champions' Submission Arm Lock 2 1:36
NSF 01/15/2000 Win Jorge Pereira World Extreme Fighting 8: Goin' Platinum TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 6:00 Video
NSF 11/20/1999 TBD Daniel Vianna JKD Challenge 3
NSF 11/13/1999 Win Joseph Doerksen Extreme Challenge 29 Submission Punches and Knees 2
NSF 11/13/1999 Win Tom Schmitz Extreme Challenge 29 Submission Eye Injury 1 0:48
NSF 11/13/1999 Win LaVerne Clark Extreme Challenge 29 Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 1:35 Video
NSF 09/24/1999 Win Val Ignatov UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/29/1999 Win Akihiro Gono Shooto: the Renaxis 1999 - Shooto 10th Anniversary Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 04/02/1999 Win Joe Stern Extreme Challenge 23 Submission Punches 1 2:30
NSF 12/11/1998 Win Ryan Stout Extreme Shootfighting Submission 1 10:00
NSF 10/27/1998 Win Victor Hunsaker Extreme Challenge 21 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches 1 1:39
NSF 10/27/1998 Win Dave Menne Extreme Challenge 21 Decision Unanimous Decision 1
NSF 10/27/1998 Loss Dennis Hallman Extreme Challenge 21 KO Choked Unconscious from a Guillotine Choke 1 0:17
NSF 04/25/1998 Win Craig Quick JKD Challenge 1 Submission Strikes 1
NSF 01/01/1998 Win Erick Snyder JKD - Challenge 2 KO Slam 1 0:15
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter and a former UFC Welterweight Champion. He trains as part of the Miletich Fighting Systems team along with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, and former UFC champions Pat Miletich and Jens Pulver.

Hughes is known for his extreme strength and 'ground-and-pound' style. A devout Christian, he has a twin brother named Mark Hughes who wrestled and defeated Matt in Junior High School. His brother no longer trains in mixed martial arts, but has competed in the UFC.