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|Pro Record:||10-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Team:||Serra/Longo Competition Team|
|Height:||5 Feet. 6 Inch(es).|
|Out of:||East Meadow, NY|
|Born:||East Meadow, NY|
Matt Serra's Professional Record
|09/25/2010||Loss||Chris Lytle||UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|02/06/2010||Win||Frank Trigg||UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman||TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes||1||2:23|
|05/23/2009||Loss||Matt Hughes||UFC 98: Evans vs Machida||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|04/19/2008||Loss||Georges St-Pierre||UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2||TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes||2||4:45|
|04/07/2007||Win||Georges St-Pierre||UFC 69: Shootout||TKO/RSC||1||3:25|
|11/11/2006||Win||Chris Lytle||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 Finale||Decision Split Decision||3|
|* 06/26/2006||Win||Shonie Carter||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4||Decision Unanimous Decision||0|
|* 06/16/2006||Win||Pete Spratt||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4||Submission Strikes||1||3:29|
|06/04/2005||Loss||Karo Parisyan||UFC 53: Heavy Hitters||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|06/19/2004||Win||Ivan Menjivar||UFC 48: Payback||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|01/31/2004||Win||Jeff Curran||UFC 46: Super Natural||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|02/28/2003||Loss||Din Thomas||UFC 41: Onslaught||Decision Split Decision||3|
|NSF||09/27/2002||Loss||BJ Penn||UFC 39: The Warriors Return||Decision Unanimous Decision||3|
|03/22/2002||Win||Kelly Dullanty||UFC 36: Worlds Collide||Submission Triangle Choke||1||2:58|
|NSF||09/28/2001||Win||Yves Edwards||UFC 33: Victory in Vegas||Decision Majority Decision||3|
|05/04/2001||Loss||Shonie Carter||UFC 31: Locked and Loaded||KO Spinning Backfist||3||4:51|
|NSF||02/24/2001||Win||Greg Melisi||Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 11||Submission Arm Bar||1||0:46|
|NSF||01/29/2000||Win||Jeff Telvi||Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 7||Submission Guillotine Choke||1||0:30|
|NSF||08/21/1999||Win||Graham Lewis||Vengeance at the Vanderbilt||Submission Arm Bar||1||1:04|
Matt Serra's Amateur Record
|NSF||04/07/1999||Win||Schott Schultz||Clash at the Copa||Submission Arm Bar||1||3:04|
|:||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|
Matthew John Serra (born June 2, 1974 in East Meadow, New York) is a United States based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist, known for winning several martial arts championships. He is the current UFC Welterweight Champion, after an upset victory over Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69 in 2007. He began practicing martia arts at an early age, first studying kung fu. In the 1990s, he began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and on May 23, 2000 was awarded his black belt, the first American to do so under Renzo Gracie.
As a purple belt, Serra won first place at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American games in 1999. Serra won third place at the 1999 World Championships in Brazil as a brown belt. Continuing his Martial Arts career, he competed in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship.
Matt Serra runs two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms with his younger brother Nick Serra located in East Meadow, New York and Huntington, New York.
With Ray Longo, Matt trains fighters, including Pete Sell, Joe Scarola and Luke Cummo. They fight under the Serra/Longo Competition Team.
Matt was a participant in The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback on SpikeTV. On November 11, 2006, Serra won a bout with Chris Lytle to become the Ultimate Fighter 4 Welterweight Tournament Champion. Serra won via a split decision victory. His win earned him a guaranteed title shot against Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship, as well as a $100,000 contract and $100,000 sponsorship with Xyience.
Serra was scheduled to challenge St. Pierre on February 3, 2007 at UFC 67, but a knee injury caused St. Pierre, the reigning champion, to withdraw. On April 7, 2007, Serra defeated St. Pierre via TKO at 3:25 of the first round to earn the UFC Welterweight championship. Prior to the fight, Serra was considered a substantial underdog.
Serra will be coaching season 6 of The Ultimate Fighter reality show with Matt Hughes.