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MATT HUGHES

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Former UFC Welter Weight Champion as of UFC 34 - UFC 46, UFC 48 - UFC 65

Blackbelt Magazine's 2006 NHB Fighter of the Year

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Weight Class: Welter Weight

DOB: 10/13/73

Height: 5.9

Weight: 169 lbs

Style: Miletich Fighting Systems

MMA Record: 46-7-0

UFC History:

  • UFC 22 (9/4/99): Win by unanimous decision over Val Ignatov

  • UFC 26 (6/9/00): Win over Marcello Aguiar at 4:15 of the first round after a doctor stopped the fight

  • UFC 29 (12/16/00): Lost to Dennis Hallman in the first round

  • UFC 34 (11/2/01): Win by KO over Carlos Newton. Became Welterweight Champion

  • UFC 36 (3/22/02): Win by TKO over Hayato Sakurai in fourth round.

  • UFC 38 (7/13/02): Win by TKO over Carlos Newton in the fourth round after referee stopped the fight.

  • UFC 40 (11/22/02): Win by TKO over Gil Castillo in the first round after a doctor stopped the fight.

  • UFC 42 (4/25/03): Win over Sean Sherk by a unanimous decision.

  • UFC 45 (11/21/03): Win over Frank Trigg in 3:54 of the First Round by choke.

  • UFC 46 (1/31/04): Lost to BJ Penn at 4:39 of first round. Lost his welterweight title.

  • UFC 48 (6/19/04): Win over Renato Verissimo by a unanimous decision. Became Welterweight Champion.

  • UFC 50 (10/22/04): Win over Georges St. Pierre by tapout  in 4:59 of the First Round.

  • UFC 52 (4/.16/05): Win over Frank Trigg at 4:05 of first round by submission.

  • UFC 56: (11/19/05) Win over Joe Riggs by submission (Arm lock) at 3:28 of the First Round.

  • UFC 60: (5/27/06) Win over Royce Gracie by referee stoppage at 4:39 in the First Round.

  • UFC 63: (9/23/06) Win over BJ Penn by TKO in the Third Round.

  • UFC 65: (11/18/06) Lost to Georges St. Pierre by KO at 1:25 in the Second Round.

  • UFC 68: (3/3/07) Win over Chris Lytle by unanimous decision at the end of the Third Round.

  • UFC 79: (12/20/07) Lost to Georges St. Pierre by verbal tapout due to armbar at 4:54 in the Second Round.

  • UFC 85: (6/7/08) Lost to Thaigo Alves by TKO at 1:02 in the Second Round.

  • UFC 98: (5/23/09)  Win over Matt Serra by unanimous decision at the end of the Third Round.
    UFC 112: (4/10/10) Win over Renzo Gracie by TKO (Strikes) at 4:40 in the Third Round.

  • UFC 117: (8/7/10) Win over Ricardo Almedia by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 3:15 in the First Round.

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