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Matt Hughes

1973-10-13 Hillsboro, Illinois

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Matthew Allen Hughes was born on October 13, 1973, in Hillsboro, Illinois. Hughes has two siblings, a sister and his twin brother, Mark. During high school they both played football and wrestling. Hughes went to Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois, before transferring to Lincoln College, in Lincoln, Illinois and then on to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He is a 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.


Moms in Control 10 2018-10-16
Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC Himself 2013-11-05
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage Himself 2011-09-24
UFC: Ultimate Matt Hughes 2011-09-20
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Himself 2010-08-07
UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida Himself 2010-11-20
UFC 112: Invincible Himself 2010-04-10
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida Himself 2009-05-23
UFC 85: Bedlam Himself 2008-06-07
UFC 79: Nemesis Himself 2007-12-29
UFC 68: The Uprising himself 2007-03-03
UFC 65: Bad Intentions himself 2006-11-18
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie Himself 2006-05-27
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn himself 2006-09-23
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell II himself 2005-04-16
UFC 56: Full Force Himself 2005-11-19
UFC 48: Payback Himself 2004-06-19
UFC 46: Supernatural Himself 2004-01-31
UFC 50: The War of 04 Himself 2004-10-22
UFC Ultimate Knockouts 2003-08-11
UFC 42: Sudden Impact Himself 2003-04-25
UFC 45: Revolution Himself 2003-11-21
UFC 38: Brawl At The Hall himself 2002-07-13
UFC 36: Worlds Collide Himself 2002-03-22
UFC 40: Vendetta himself 2002-11-22
UFC 34: High Voltage Himself 2001-11-02
UFC 29: Defense of the Belts Himself 2000-12-16
UFC 26: Ultimate Field Of Dreams himself 2000-06-09
Shooto: 10th Anniversary Event 1999-05-29
UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion himself 1999-09-24