Matt Hughes

MKhanal 27 Jan,2016

Facts of Matt Hughes

Birth Name
Matthew Allen Hughes
Famous Name
Matt Hughes
Married to
Audra Moore-Hughes (m. 2004)
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$10 million


Married to
Audra Moore-Hughes (m. 2004)
Currently Married

Matt Hughes is a former mixed martial artist who competed in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion and NJCAA HALL of fame inductee. He was even inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2010.

Huges is also a former amateur wrestler and has competed in several amateur wrestling promotions. He is married to his wife Audra, who recently asked for protection from him, citing domestic violence.

Matt Hughes Bio and Early Life 

Matt Hughes was born to American parents, Matthew Allen Hughes, on October 13, 1973. He was born and raised in Hillsboro, the United States. Hughes has two siblings, a sister and his twin brother Mark.

He went to Southwestern Illinois College before transferring to Lincoln College and then to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He played both football and wrestling during his high school years.

He is an American by his nationality, and his ethnicity is white. He also has a sibling, and his sibling's name is Mark Hughes.

Professional Career of Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes went to Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois, and then transferred to Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois. He also joined Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. From childhood, he was passionate about wrestling and fighting and won several championships & games.

MattMatt shares a photo with Ric Flair SOURCE: Instagram@matthughes9x

He appeared in several wrestling events during his high school years. He had 131 wins against only two losses during his sophomore year. He also participated in ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and has a 2-2, including his defeat against Tito Ortiz.

In 1998, on January 1, he made his mixed martial arts career debut and defeated his opponent via TKO in 15 seconds. 

 2011, he appeared as the guest coach during The Ultimate Fighter 13 season for a friend and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. He decided to head coach again for The Ultimate Fighter 6, alongside then-UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra.

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Matt Hughes Married, Wife, and Personal Life

Speaking about his personal life & biography, he is a married man with a beautiful spouse. His wife's name is Audra Moore-Hughes. The couple tied the knot on July 9, 2004, among their family and friends in his hometown.

Matt Hughes and his wife Audra SOURCE: Pinterest

The couple has two children together. They both have one son from their previous relationship. 

In 2019, Huges was given a restraining order after his wife filed for domestic violence against him. According to the order for the document filed on December 13, The UFC Hall of Famer must stay 500 feet away from his wife and children.

His wife Audra cited two different incidents on the court document that happened in 2017 and 2018. Huges' twin brother Mark also filed a restraining order against him for physically abusing Mark's son on a family matter.

He is also not involved in an extramarital affair. He is cheerful and decent by nature, very straightforward, and surely, he is not gay. Hughes retired from his game, but his fans haven't forgotten his playing styles & techniques. He used to be very dangerous and attacking the field. 

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Matt's Son Brandon Mills Career

Hughes Son, Brandon is also an MMA fighter. He is very early in his career and will be making a career independently. Mills made his MMA debut in October 2021. The fighter has fought in three official MMA matches and has won all of them. He won his first match in round one via rea-naked Choke. Mills is a proud father of a child, and Matt is a grandfather. 

Net Worth and Endorsements of Matt Hughes

The 48 years old UFC Hall of Famer and NJCAA Hall of Famer Matt Hughes had an estimated net worth of $5.7 million in 2014. As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $10 million ($4 million more compared to fellow UFC fighter Daniel Cormier including all of his properties and incomes.

He has earned over $9 million from his UFC career. The maximum of his net worth is gained from his professional career as a fighter. An MMA fighter doesn't receive a fixed salary; instead, he gets paid for each fight.

Personal Details

Talking more about him, he has a perfect persona, he has perfect height and physique, and he has a standing height of 5 feet and 9 inches, and his body weight is 78 kg. He has attractive eyes and blonde hair. He is socially active on social networking sites but does not share much about his personal life and family pictures on his timeline. Moreover, info about his life & bio can be taken from the wiki.


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