Photo of Matt Hughes
Team The H.I.T. Squad
Age 46
Gender Male
Height 5' 9"
Weight Class Welterweight

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.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 43-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 13 years, 8 months, 22 days
Rounds Fought 75.6
Avg. Fights/Year 3.9
Longest Layoff 11 months, 16 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 week

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 12 21 10
Losses 6 3 0
Finish Rate 76.7%
Finished Rate 100.0%
Win by Decision Rate 23.3%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 27.9%
Loss by KO Rate 66.7%
Win by SUB Rate 48.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 33.3%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 00:15
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.6
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 07:55
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 04:08
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 09/24/2011 L
(43-8-0)
Josh Koscheck
(15-5-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
1 4:59
Official MMA Fight Results 11/20/2010 L
(43-7-0)
BJ Penn
(15-7-1)
WW
(169.0 vs. 169.0)
KO
UFC 123: Jackson vs. Machida
1 0:21
Official MMA Fight Results 08/07/2010 W
(42-7-0)
Ricardo Almeida
(12-3-0)
WW
(170.5 vs. 170.5)
Submission (Choke)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
1 3:15
Official MMA Fight Results 04/10/2010 W
(41-7-0)
Renzo Gracie
(13-6-1)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 112: Invincible
3 4:40
Official MMA Fight Results 05/23/2009 W
(40-7-0)
Matt Serra
(10-5-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 98: Evans vs Machida
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/07/2008 L
(40-6-0)
Thiago Alves
(15-5-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 174.0*)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 85: Bedlam
2 1:02
Official MMA Fight Results 12/29/2007 L
(40-5-0)
Georges St-Pierre
(14-2-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 79: Nemesis
2 4:54
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2007 W
(39-5-0)
Chris Lytle
(21-13-5)
WW
(171.0 vs. 169.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 68: The Uprising
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/18/2006 L
(39-4-0)
Georges St-Pierre
(12-1-0)
WW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 65: Bad Intentions
2 1:25
NSF 09/23/2006 W
(38-4-0)
BJ Penn
(10-3-1)
WW TKO/RSC
UFC 63: Penn vs. Hughes
3 3:50
Official MMA Fight Results 05/27/2006 W
(37-4-0)
Royce Gracie
(13-2-3)
MW
(175.5 vs. 175.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
1 4:39
Official MMA Fight Results 11/19/2005 W
(36-4-0)
Joe Riggs
(23-5-0)
MW
(170.0 vs. 172.0)
Submission (Kimura)
UFC 56: Full Force
1 3:28
Official MMA Fight Results 04/16/2005 W
(35-4-0)
Frank Trigg
(12-2-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 169.5)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
1 4:05
Official MMA Fight Results 10/22/2004 W
(34-4-0)
Georges St-Pierre
(7-0-0)
WW Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 50: The War of '04
1 4:59
Official MMA Fight Results 06/19/2004 W
(33-4-0)
Renato Verissimo
(5-0-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 48: Payback
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2004 L
(33-3-0)
BJ Penn
(6-1-1)
WW
(170.0 vs. 169.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 46: Super Natural
1 4:39
NSF 11/21/2003 W
(32-3-0)
Frank Trigg
(10-1-0)
WW Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 45: Revolution
1 3:54
NSF 04/25/2003 W
(31-3-0)
Sean Sherk
(17-0-1)
WW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 42: Sudden Impact
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/22/2002 W
(30-3-0)
Gil Castillo
(6-1-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
UFC 40: Vendetta
1 5:00
NSF 07/13/2002 W
(29-3-0)
Carlos Newton
(11-6-0)
WW Submission
UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall
4 3:37
Official MMA Fight Results 03/22/2002 W
(28-3-0)
Hayato Sakurai
(16-1-2)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC 36: Worlds Collide
4 3:01
NSF 11/02/2001 W
(27-3-0)
Carlos Newton
(10-5-0)
WW KO (Slam)
UFC 34: High Voltage
2 1:27
NSF 09/08/2001 W
(26-3-0)
Steve Gomm
(4-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage )
Extreme Challenge 43
2 3:18
NSF 08/11/2001 W
(25-3-0)
Hiromitsu Kanehara
(13-8-0)
Decision
Rings: 10th Anniversary World Title Series
2 5:00
NSF 07/13/2001 W
(24-3-0)
Chatt Lavender
(4-0-0)
Submission (Side Choke)
Extreme Challenge 41
3 2:31
NSF 06/16/2001 W
(23-3-0)
Scott Johnston
(0-2-0)
KO
Extreme Challenge 40
1 3:24
NSF 05/11/2001 W
(22-3-0)
John Cronk
(5-4-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Gladiators 14
0:00
NSF 03/31/2001 W
(21-3-0)
Bruce Nelson
(2-11-0)
Submission (Front Choke)
Freestyle Combat Challenge 4
1 3:04
NSF 03/17/2001 W
(20-3-0)
Brett Al-Azzawi
(11-9-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Rings USA: Battle of Champions
1 3:27
NSF 02/08/2001 L
(20-2-0)
Jose Landi Johns
(19-4-0)
KO (Knee)
Warriors War 1
1 4:15
NSF 12/16/2000 L
(20-1-0)
Dennis Hallman
(14-4-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 29: Defense of the Belts
1 0:20
NSF 11/12/2000 W
(19-1-0)
Maynard Marcum
(2-0-0)
Submission (Figure Four Key Lock)
Rings Australia: Free Fight Battle
1 6:29
NSF 09/30/2000 W
(18-1-0)
Robbie Newman
(4-0-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Rings USA: Rising Stars Final
1 1:40
NSF 08/23/2000 W
(17-1-0)
Christopher Haseman
(12-7-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rings: Millennium Combine 3
2 5:00
NSF 06/29/2000 W
(16-1-0)
Joe Guist
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Extreme Challenge 35
1 2:45
NSF 06/09/2000 W
(15-1-0)
Marcelo Aguiar
(2-2-1)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams
1 4:34
NSF 05/20/2000 W
(14-1-0)
Shawn Peters
(1-0-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Extreme Challenge 32
1 2:52
NSF 05/13/2000 W
(13-1-0)
Alexandre Barros
(3-1-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
World Extreme Fighting 9: World Class
3 5:00
NSF 04/15/2000 W
(12-1-0)
Eric Davila
(7-1-0)
MW Submission (Arm Lock)
Shooto : Super Brawl 17 'Night of Champions'
2 1:36
NSF 01/15/2000 W
(11-1-0)
Jorge Pereira
(7-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
World Extreme Fighting 8: Goin' Platinum
1 6:00
NSF 11/20/1999 TBD
(11-1-0)
Daniel Vianna
(2-1-1)
Unknown (Accidental Headbutt Caused a Cut)
JKD Challenge 3
NSF 11/13/1999 W
(8-1-0)
Joseph Doerksen
(5-1-0)
Submission (Punches and Knees)
Extreme Challenge 29
2 0:25
NSF 11/13/1999 W
(8-1-0)
Tom Schmitz
(3-1-0)
Submission (Eye Injury)
Extreme Challenge 29
1 0:48
NSF 11/13/1999 W
(8-1-0)
LaVerne Clark
(7-2-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Extreme Challenge 29
2 1:35
NSF 09/24/1999 W
(7-1-0)
Val Ignatov
(0-1-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion
3 5:00
NSF 05/29/1999 W
(6-1-0)
Akihiro Gono
(8-6-2)
LHW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Shooto: the Renaxis 1999 - Shooto 10th Anniversary
3 5:00
NSF 04/02/1999 W
(5-1-0)
Joe Stern
(2-0-0)
Submission (Punches)
Extreme Challenge 23
1 2:30
NSF 12/11/1998 W
(4-1-0)
Ryan Stout
(1-1-1)
Submission
Extreme Shootfighting
1 10:00
NSF 10/27/1998 W
(2-0-0)
Victor Hunsaker
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Punches)
Extreme Challenge 21
1 1:39
NSF 10/27/1998 W
(2-0-0)
Dave Menne
(10-3-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Extreme Challenge 21
1 15:00
NSF 10/27/1998 L
(2-0-0)
Dennis Hallman
(6-0-0)
KO (Choked Unconscious from a Guillotine Choke)
Extreme Challenge 21
1 0:17
NSF 04/25/1998 W
(1-0-0)
Craig Quick
(0-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
JKD Challenge 1
1 0:50
NSF 01/01/1998 W
(0-0-0)
Erick Snyder
(0-0-0)
WW KO (Slam)
JKD - Challenge 2
1 0:15
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class