Former Ultimate Fighting Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes is well known for his grappling skills, strength and ground-and-pound skills. His current Mixed Martial Arts record is 42-5.
Hughes made his debut at UFC 34: High Voltage in early November of 2001. He knocked out Carlos Newton with a “powerbomb” slam, ironically right before he passed out during Newton’s triangle choke. Hughes defended his title several times after that, beating Hayato Sakurai, Newton in a rematch, Gil Castillo, Sean Sherk, and Frank Trigg. His latest bout was at UFC 65: Bad Intentions, losing to Georges St. Pierre by technical knockout.
On a personal note, it should be noted that Hughes supports the Rancho3M orphanage in Mexico. Some of his profit from UFC memorabilia – which is sold on his official website – goes to the orphanage.
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News and Commentary
The ‘Old’ Hughes Comes Back Saturday against Lytle
Matt Hughes revisits his loss to Georges St. Pierre in UFC 65: Bad Intentions.
The fire next time: Lytle burns for shot at Hughes
Chris Lytle yearns to fight former welterweight champ Matt Hughes in order to get his name on the UFC map. Lytle will get his chance at UFC 68: The Uprising.
Matt Hughes intends to continue to fight
Despite erroneous reports, Matt Hughes doesn’t have retirement on his brain quite yet.