September 1, 1982 |
Cobleskill, New York, United States
|Other names||No Regard|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Tampa, Florida|
|Team||Gracie Tampa South|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Matthew Vincent Arroyo (born September 1, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He was featured on the Ultimate Fighting Championship reality television show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra, fighting on Team Serra. He fights out of Tampa, Florida with Gracie Tampa, under Royce Gracie black belt Rob Kahn. He also operates his own website at Matt Arroyo.com
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
In his first bout of the competition, Arroyo was able to submit Dorian Price via rear naked choke in the first round. After losing a coin toss to Troy Mandaloniz, Arroyo was going to train with Team Hughes, but he and Richie Hightower both decided to continue training with Team Serra. Matt Hughes cornered his quarterfinal fight with Mandaloniz, whom he defeated via armbar in the first round.
While preparing for his semifinal match vs. Mac Danzig, Arroyo sustained a rib injury and had to withdraw from the competition, prompting Dana White to select John Kolosci as his replacement. Matt Arroyo went on to defeat John Kolosci at The Ultimate Finale 6 via submission (armbar) at 4:42 of the first round.
After the end of the show, Matt was given a fight against John Kolosci at The Ultimate Finale 6. Matt won by submission via armbar in the first round. Matt then would have a rematch against Matt Brown at The Ultimate Finale 7. Matt Arroyo lost the bout by TKO in the second round. Matt lost to Dan Cramer at UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2, Arroyo lost by Split Decision. After the loss, Arroyo was released from the UFC.
Arroyo appears as a playable character in the video game UFC Undisputed 2009.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tampa, where he was also the president of his fraternity Pi Kappa Phi. After college he sold life insurance for a year before committing himself to fighting full-time. He is currently very active in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments.1 He has recently opened up his own MMA Academy known as Gracie Tampa South with his mentor Rob Kahn . On December 30, 2009, Arroyo received his black belt in BJJ under Rob Kahn.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|6 matches||3 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||3–3||Dan Cramer||Decision (split)||UFC 94||January 31, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Matt Brown||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale||June 21, 2008||2||3:40||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3–1||John Kolosci||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale||December 8, 2007||1||4:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night.|
|Win||2–1||Ariel Pena||Submission (triangle choke)||Real Fighting Championships 8: Invasion of the Cage||February 24, 2007||1||1:39||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Matt Brown||TKO (punches)||Real Fighting Championships 7: Night of Champions||November 4, 2006||2||1:54||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||1–0||Naeem Munir||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Combat Fighting Championship 2||September 23, 2006||1||0:56||Orlando, Florida, United States|
- "Gracie Tampa's mixed martial arts fight team".
- Meltzer, Dave (2007-08-27). "Participants in Ultimate Fighter season six are announced". Los Angeles Times.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- "The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale: Matt Arroyo vs. John Kolosci". MMAFrenzy.com. December 5, 2007.
- "Matt Arroyo vs. John Kolosci". tapology.com. December 8, 2007.
- "Matt Arroyo Released From UFC". 411mania.com. February 14, 2009.
- Matt Arroyo Earns BJJ Black Belt