Matt Hughes (fighter), Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Matt Hughes (fighter)

American mixed martial artist

Date of Birth: 13-Oct-1973

Place of Birth: Hillsboro, Illinois, United States

Profession: mixed martial artist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Matt Hughes (fighter)

  • Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973) is an American retired mixed martial artist with a background in wrestling.
  • Widely considered among the greatest fighters in the history of MMA, he is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, UFC Hall of Fame inductee, and NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee.
  • During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hughes put together two separate six-fight winning streaks, defeated all the available opposition in the welterweight division, and defended the belt a then-record seven times.
  • Hughes was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010 during the UFC Fan Expo in conjunction with UFC 114.During his reign, Hughes was widely considered the #1 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world.
  • Hughes was also regarded by many analysts and several media outlets as one of the greatest welterweight fighters of all time, as well as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the sport's history.A long-time member of Miletich Fighting Systems, Hughes left the Miletich camp in late 2007 to start Team Hughes.
  • In 2008, Hughes published his autobiography, Made in America, which made the New York Times bestseller list.
  • In 2011, Hughes became host of Outdoor Channel's Trophy Hunters TV.
  • Hughes has no nickname, although because of his successes against Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) practitioners such as Royce Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, and Matt Serra, people often refer to him as "the Gracie Killer" (the same as Sakuraba's nickname).
  • His mastery of submissions, and having submission wins over various black belt holders, are the reasons why Joe Rogan thinks he deserved to get a black belt for BJJ.
  • Hughes never liked the idea, however, and considers himself primarily an amateur and submission wrestler.

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