|Born||November 11, 1961
Siamak "Matt" Ghaffari (Persian: سیامک غفاری; born November 11, 1961 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American amateur wrestler and professional wrestler. He was a two-time Olympic team member, obtaining a silver medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Representing the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Ghaffari reached the final of the Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg, where he lost to Russia's Aleksandr Karelin. In total, he won four World and Olympic Medals.
Professional wrestling career
He is also known for his short career in professional wrestling in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE, where he won the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship with Tom Howard on December 15, 2002, by defeating Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa. They held the championship until April 29, 2003, when they lost it back to Hashimoto and Ogawa.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||0 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||0-1||Naoya Ogawa||TKO (punch)||UFO Legend||August 8, 2002||1||0:56||Tokyo, Japan|
- Robbins, Liz. "OLYMPICS; Wrestler Two Victories From Dream", The New York Times, June 24, 2000. Accessed October 17, 2007. "To advance, Ghaffari had to pull out a trick he first used two decades ago at Paramus High School in New Jersey.... At 38, and a loss away from retirement, Ghaffari is still crafty and accomplished, compiling more Olympic and world championship medals than any other Greco-Roman wrestler with four."
- "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champions". Pro Wrestling ZERO-1. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
- "Pro-Wrestling ZERO-ONE - "01 DIVISION 2003"" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- "Pro-Wrestling ZERO-ONE - "EPICENTER 2002"" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27.