Matt Hughes is a famous retired American mixed martial artist. He is two-time UFC Welterweight Champion. During his era, he was the no.1 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world. At present most of the time he gives to social work. Now let’s find out more about how much is the net worth of Matt Hughes in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Matthew Allen Hughes was born in the year 1973, October 13. His place of birth is in Hillsboro, Illinois. Hughes got admission in Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois, and then he transferred to the Lincoln College, in Lincoln, Illinois. He did his graduation from the Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Hughes belongs to a wrestling background. His twin brother Mark is also a wrestler. Hughes won class A IHSA wrestling title for two times in the category of 145lb. Hughes was undefeated and won the back-to-back state championship title in the 145lb category during his junior and senior days.
Hughes is a family man. He got married to Audra Moore Hughes in the year 2004, July 9. They have two daughters together, and they both have one son from his previous relations. Now the lovely couple is enjoying their happy married life.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Matt career started when he was in the high school. In his high school days, he set a record with won total 131 matches and two losses only in his final three years. After his graduation, he continued his wrestling career in Eastern Illinois University and finished with a record of 80-15 for Eastern Illinois. In the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, Hughes competed in 4 matches with the record of 2-2.
On January 1, 1998, Hughes made his mixed martial art debut at Joe Gaytia’s JKD challenge. He acquired that match in just fifteen seconds, he slammed his opponent and won via KO, from here slam became his signature move. Matt undefeated street was broke for the first time in his third match against Dennis Hallman at 0:17 in the very first round by KO.
In the year 1999, September 24, Matt made his promotional debut at UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion, in which he defeated Bulgarian Valeri Lgnatov. Again he came to spotlight in UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams and UFC 29: Defense of the Belts. Matt won the UFC 26 against Marcelo Aguiar via TKO. Hughes again faced Dennis Hallman in UFC 29. Unfortunately, he lost the match in just twenty-second. But it was interesting that Hallman is the only player who beat the Hughes until UFC 29.
Hughes came into the spotlight of UFC in 54 matches and won 45 matches, 17 by knockout, 18 by submission, and 10 by decisions with losses of 9 matches 5 by knockout and 4 by submission. He made 18 titles on his name Welterweight Division. Hughes was introducing to the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010. Matt also worked as a coach in UFC. His autobiography “Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC history” was published on January 1, 2008, and it was rank at #21 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also appeared in many movies and gives his voice in many games.
Net Worth & Earnings
As a greatest mixed martial artist and UFC welterweight fighter, Hughes played many remarkable matches and created history every time. How much net worth can you expect from an iconic UFC fighter and 18 times welterweight champion? Well, it is estimated that the net worth of Matt Hughes is $10 million. His part of income earned from films, Video games, and books.
Hughes fought every single match gloriously. He has the most UFC titles wins of any fighter to date, with 18. Hughes considered as one of the greatest welterweight fighters of all time. He was famous as pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC history.