Matt
Hughes
46-9-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 46-9-0
Summary: Takedowns, wrestling ability, physical strength

Fighter Info

From: Hillsboro, Illinois USA
Fights Out Of: Hilsboro, Illinois USA
Age: 41
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
965
55% Successful
531
Types of Successful Strikes
0
531
29%
63% Ground
153
46
332
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
92
51% Successful
47
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
16
77
4
Takedown Defense
35
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Matt Hughes Sep 24, 2011
14 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Josh Koscheck 26 0 0 0
Loss
Matt Hughes Nov 20, 2010
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
BJ Penn 7 0 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Aug 7, 2010
2 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Ricardo Almeida 10 0 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Apr 10, 2010
70 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Renzo Gracie 34 0 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes May 23, 2009
34 3 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Matt Serra 14 1 0 1
Loss
Thiago Alves Jun 7, 2008
10 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Matt Hughes 9 1 0 3
Georges St-Pierre Dec 29, 2007
28 3 3 11 R2 Submission
Matt Hughes 5 0 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Mar 3, 2007
13 2 3 8 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Lytle 5 0 3 1
Georges St-Pierre Nov 18, 2006
45 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Matt Hughes 10 0 0 0
Matt Hughes Sep 23, 2006
35 1 0 2 R3 KO/TKO
BJ Penn 17 0 2 1
Win
Matt Hughes May 27, 2006
32 1 1 4 R1 KO/TKO
Royce Gracie 7 0 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Nov 19, 2005
8 1 2 1 R1 Submission
Joe Riggs 1 0 0 0
Matt Hughes
UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2
Apr 16, 2005
13 1 1 4 R1 Submission
Frank Trigg 13 0 1 3
Matt Hughes Oct 22, 2004
4 2 2 3 R1 Submission
Georges St-Pierre 6 1 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Jun 19, 2004
11 3 1 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Renato Verissimo 7 0 4 0
BJ Penn Jan 31, 2004
17 0 1 5 R1 Submission
Matt Hughes 4 0 0 0
Matt Hughes Nov 21, 2003
0 1 2 2 R1 Submission
Frank Trigg 0 1 1 0
Matt Hughes Apr 25, 2003
44 5 1 10 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk 19 3 1 2
Matt Hughes Nov 22, 2002
22 1 0 3 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Gil Castillo 1 0 0 0
Matt Hughes Jul 13, 2002
58 4 1 12 R4 KO/TKO
Carlos Newton 3 0 1 1
Matt Hughes Mar 22, 2002
36 9 0 12 R4 KO/TKO
Hayato Sakurai 5 0 0 0
Matt Hughes Nov 2, 2001
8 4 1 1 R2 KO/TKO
Carlos Newton 2 0 1 1
Loss
Dennis Hallman Dec 16, 2000
0 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Matt Hughes 1 1 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Jun 9, 2000
18 2 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Marcello Aguiar 2 0 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Sep 24, 1999
77 5 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Valeri Ignatov 7 0 1 0

Biography

TRAINING: I lift weights every morning, and then do an intense workout in the evening.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I had seen the UFC but I never really thought I would compete in it. A buddy got me into it and then I started doing some small shows and it led to this. I never thought I would get into it but it seems to be whatever I get into athletically I do pretty well.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Two-time UFC World Welterweight Champion. Two-time state champion at Hillsboro High School, a High School All-American, and a four-time collegiate All American at Lincoln Community College and Eastern Illinois University. Middleweight Advanced Champion at the 2002 Grapplers Quest West Championships (2/23/02). Was a coach on the Ultimate Fighter, seasons two and six.

Do you have any heroes?
Pat Miletich and Dan Gable.

What is your favorite technique?
Any type of grappling.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
I’m a competitor, I’m 34 years old, and I still love to compete. Every time I get in that Octagon I have a good time and it will be more than a year before I hang my shoes up and get out of this sport. I just love to compete.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Associate of Arts Degree from Lincoln Community College.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was an electrician and I did construction and farming.

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The Matt Hughes Story:
His autobiography titled "Made In America," co-written with Michael Malice, hit No. 21 on the New York Times Bestseller list back in 2008 for hardcover nonfiction.
 
Personal life: Is a born-again Christian; has a twin brother, Mark
 
Not done yet: UFC career spans 11 years, dating back to UFC 22; was inducted into UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010. Greatest UFC welterweight champion in history, and recorded a record seven title defenses
 
No black belt: Does not train Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the gi, and does not officially hold a BJJ black belt, but is considered black belt level on the ground, as prior wins over B.J. Penn, Royce Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, Renato Verrisimo, and Carlos Newton indicate
 
The anti-swagger: His walkout is one of the sport’s best
 
Physically gifted: Incredibly strong and deceptively athletic, renowned for his trademark slams and the dramatic flair with which he delivers them.

Career

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
BJ Penn UFC® 63 Hughes vs. Penn
Win
BJ Penn UFC® 63 Hughes vs. Penn

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