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Matt Hughes

Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973) is an American mixed martial artist, UFC Hall of Famer, and former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion. Hughes put together two separate six-fight winning streaks in the UFC, defeated all the available opposition in the welterweight division, won the welterweight title on two occasions, defended the belt a record seven times, and holds the record for most wins in the UFC. He holds notable victories over such fighters as Dave Menne, Carlos Newton, Hayato Sakurai, Sean Sherk, Frank Trigg, Joe Riggs, Royce Gracie, B.J. Penn, Chris Lytle, Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, and remains one of only two men to ever defeat Georges St-Pierre. Hughes is considered by many analysts and several major media outlets as the greatest welterweight fighter of all time, as well as one of the greatest pound for pound fighters in history. He has also had the second-most fights in the UFC with 25, falling behind Tito Ortiz who has had 26 and holds the record of most fights in the UFC. However, he holds the record for the most UFC wins with 18. Hughes was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on May 2010 during the UFC Fan Expo in conjunction with UFC 114.

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UFC Hall of Famer -- Cleared In Alleged Bar Fight

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UFC legend Matt Hughes has dodged a major bullet -- TMZ has learned the champ will not be charged with a crime for allegedly breaking a woman’s nose during an incident at an Illinois bar… READ MORE >

Cops Investigate UFC Legend Over Alleged Bar Attack

Cops Investigate UFC Legend Over Alleged Bar Attack

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'Storm Chasers' Star Committed Suicide

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