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Matt Hughes

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.

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Oct 13, 1973 In Hillsboro, Illinois
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Shooto: 10th Anniversary Event 1999-05-29
Latest Project:
Movie Moms in Control 10 2018-10-16
Known For
Poster of Moms in Control 10
Poster of Undeniable with Dan Patrick
Poster of UFC 79: Nemesis
Poster of The Ultimate Fighter
Movie Moms in Control 10 Unknown 2018-10-16
Series Undeniable with Dan Patrick Himself 2015-11-18
Movie Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC Himself 2013-11-05
Movie UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage Himself 2011-09-24
Movie UFC: Ultimate Matt Hughes Unknown 2011-09-20
Movie UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Himself 2010-08-07
Movie UFC 112: Invincible Himself 2010-04-10
Movie UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida Himself 2010-11-20
Movie UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida Himself 2009-05-23
Movie UFC 85: Bedlam Himself 2008-06-07
Movie UFC 68: The Uprising himself 2007-03-03
Movie UFC 79: Nemesis Himself 2007-12-29
Movie UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie Himself 2006-05-27
Movie UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn himself 2006-09-23
Movie UFC 65: Bad Intentions himself 2006-11-18
Series The Ultimate Fighter Self - Team Captain 2005-01-17
Movie UFC 56: Full Force Himself 2005-11-19
Movie UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell II himself 2005-04-16
Movie UFC 48: Payback Himself 2004-06-19
Movie UFC 46: Supernatural Himself 2004-01-31
Movie UFC 50: The War of 04 Himself 2004-10-22
Movie UFC 42: Sudden Impact Himself 2003-04-25
Movie UFC Ultimate Knockouts Unknown 2003-08-11
Movie UFC 45: Revolution Himself 2003-11-21
Movie UFC 36: Worlds Collide Himself 2002-03-22
Movie UFC 40: Vendetta himself 2002-11-22
Movie UFC 38: Brawl At The Hall himself 2002-07-13
Movie UFC 34: High Voltage Himself 2001-11-02
Movie UFC 26: Ultimate Field Of Dreams himself 2000-06-09
Movie UFC 29: Defense of the Belts Himself 2000-12-16
Movie Shooto: 10th Anniversary Event Unknown 1999-05-29
Movie UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion himself 1999-09-24