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Team Serra/Longo Competition Team
Age 45
Gender Male
Height 5' 6"
Weight Class Welterweight

Matt "The Terror" Serra is an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist. Serra 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 Gracie. Serra won the Ultimate Fighter 4 Welterweight Tournament Championship and then defeated Georges "Rush" St. Pierre on April 7, 2007 for the UFC Welterweight Championship in what many considered a surprising upset. On April 19, 2008, in a rematch to determine the undisputed welterweight championship, Serra lost to St. Pierre via TKO. Serra also has impressive grappling credentials, including being an ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Silver Medalist and a Pan-American Championship Gold Medalist. Serra and his brother, Nick, run two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 11-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 12 years, 5 months, 23 days
Rounds Fought 34.4
Avg. Fights/Year 1.4
Longest Layoff 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
Quickest Turnaround 2 months, 10 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 2 5 4
Losses 2 0 5
Finish Rate 63.6%
Finished Rate 28.6%
Win by Decision Rate 36.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 71.4%
Win by KO Rate 18.2%
Loss by KO Rate 28.6%
Win by SUB Rate 45.5%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:30
Fastest KO 02:23
Fastest SUB 00:30
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 06:35
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 14:13
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 09/25/2010 L
(11-6-0)
Chris Lytle
(28-17-5)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/06/2010 W
(10-6-0)
Frank Trigg
(19-7-0)
WW
(169.0 vs. 171.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman
1 2:23
Official MMA Fight Results 05/23/2009 L
(10-5-0)
Matt Hughes
(40-7-0)
WW
(171.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 98: Evans vs Machida
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/19/2008 L
(10-4-0)
Georges St-Pierre
(15-2-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 169.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2
2 4:45
Official MMA Fight Results 04/07/2007 W
(9-4-0)
Georges St-Pierre
(13-1-0)
WW
(169.5 vs. 169.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 69: Shootout
1 3:25
Official MMA Fight Results 11/11/2006 W
(8-4-0)
Chris Lytle
(21-12-5)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 Finale
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/26/2006 W
(8-4-0)
Shonie Carter
(38-15-7)
WW
(170.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 *
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/16/2006 W
(8-4-0)
Pete Spratt
(14-10-0)
WW
(170.5 vs. 169.5)
Submission (Strikes)
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 *
1 3:29
Official MMA Fight Results 06/04/2005 L
(8-3-0)
Karo Parisyan
(13-3-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/19/2004 W
(7-3-0)
Ivan Menjivar
(13-3-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 154.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 48: Payback
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2004 W
(6-3-0)
Jeff Curran
(17-6-1)
LW
(154.5 vs. 154.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 46: Super Natural
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/28/2003 L
(6-2-0)
Din Thomas
(15-3-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 41: Onslaught
3 5:00
NSF 09/27/2002 L
(6-1-0)
BJ Penn
(4-1-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 39: The Warriors Return
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/22/2002 W
(5-1-0)
Kelly Dullanty
(4-0-0)
LW
(153.0 vs. 154.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 36: Worlds Collide
1 2:58
NSF 09/28/2001 W
(4-1-0)
Yves Edwards
(18-5-1)
Decision (Majority Decision)
UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/04/2001 L
(4-0-0)
Shonie Carter
(16-5-5)
KO (Spinning Backfist)
UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
3 4:51
NSF 02/24/2001 W
(3-0-0)
Greg Melisi
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 11
1 0:46
NSF 01/29/2000 W
(2-0-0)
Jeff Telvi
(0-0-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 7
1 0:30
NSF 08/21/1999 W
(1-0-0)
Graham Lewis
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 6
1 1:04
NSF 04/01/1998 W
(0-0-0)
Khamzat Vitaev
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Vengeance at the Vanderbilt 3
1 1:22
* 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

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 1-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length -
Rounds Fought 1.0
Avg. Fights/Year 1.0
Longest Layoff -
Quickest Turnaround -

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 0 1 0
Losses 0 0 0
Finish Rate 100.0%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 0.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 0.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 100.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 03:04
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB 03:04
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 03:04
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 00:00
Finish Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 04/07/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Schott Schultz
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Clash at the Copa
1 3:04
* 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