Mark Hughes (fighter)

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This article is about the American mixed martial arts fighter. For other people with the same name, see Mark Hughes (disambiguation)
Mark Hughes
Born (1973-10-13) October 13, 1973 (age 40)
Hillsboro, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Fighting out of Hillsboro, Illinois
Team Miletich Fighting Systems
Rank black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 6
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Notable relatives Matt Hughes, twin brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mark R. Hughes (born October 13, 1973) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He trained with the Miletich Fighting Systems along with his twin brother, UFC Hall of Famer and former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes.

Mark and Matt competed in a wrestling tournament at their school and ended up facing off in the finals. Mark won the match, showcasing both his wrestling prowess and the strength that the Hughes brothers are known for.

Soon after fighting in the UFC, Mark decided that it just wasn't for him and he went back to his family, the farm and his construction company (Hughes Construction).

Personal life[edit]

Mark is five minutes younger than his twin brother Matt. Matt and Mark have an older sister, Beth Ulricy.[1]

Mark and his wife Emily have two sons and one daughter.[2][3] Mark also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was a division 1 level wrestler.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 6-2 Leo Sylvest Submission (armbar) Extreme Challenge 51 August 2, 2003 1 4:49
Loss 5-2 Joe Geromiller Submission (rear naked choke) Extreme Challenge Trials: 2000 US MMA National Championships January 20, 2001 2 4:12
Win 5-1 Alex Stiebling Decision UFC 28 November 17, 2000 2 5:00
Win 4-1 Matthew Torrez Decision (unanimous) Extreme Challenge 36 August 26, 2000 1 15:00
Win 3-1 Andrew Neil Submission (strikes) Extreme Challenge 36 August 26, 2000 1 1:29
Win 2-1 Neal Binkley TKO (punches) Extreme Challenge 33 June 10, 2000 1 1:01
Win 1-1 Ron Fields TKO (punches) Extreme Challenge 32 May 21, 2000 1 1:46
Loss 0-1 Brian Gassaway Decision (split) JKD-Challenge 4 April 24, 1999 N/A N/A

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