Matt Dwyer

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Matt Dwyer
Born (1989-12-17) December 17, 1989 (age 28)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Weight 183.5 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 76 in (190 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Team Toshido Mixed Martial Arts
Rank Brown belt in no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 10
By knockout 8
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Matt Dwyer (born December 17, 1989) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2011, he has competed for the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Dwyer made his professional debut in 2011 competing in regional promotions in his native British Columbia. He compiled a record of 7 - 1, finishing all of his opponents, including notable fighters Shonie Carter and DaMarques Johnson by KO/TKO before signing with the UFC in the summer of 2014.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Dwyer was expected to make his promotional debut on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176 against Alex Garcia.[4] However, Dwyer pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Neil Magny. Subsequently, after UFC 176 was cancelled, Magny/Garcia was rescheduled and eventually took place on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49.[5]

Dwyer eventually made his debut on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54 where he faced Albert Tumenov.[6] Dwyer lost the fight knockout in the first round.

Dwyer faced William Macário on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61.[7] Dwyer won the fight via knockout in the first round.[8] Subsequently, Dwyer earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[9]

Dwyer faced Alan Jouban on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71.[10] He lost the back and forth fight by unanimous decision.[11] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.[12]

Dwyer face promotional newcomer Randy Brown on January 30, 2016 at UFC on Fox 18. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–4 Chris Anderson Decision (split) BFL 53 January 13, 2018 5 5:00 British Columbia, Canada Middleweight debut; Won BFL Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–4 Jesse Ronson Decision (unanimous) XFFC 10: Out of the Ashes July 8, 2016 3 5:00 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Loss 8–4 Randy Brown Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–3 Alan Jouban Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 2015 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 8–2 William Macário KO (superman punch) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir February 22, 2015 1 3:14 Porto Alegre, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 7–2 Albert Tumenov KO (head kick and punch) UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine October 4, 2014 1 1:03 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Win 7–1 DaMarques Johnson TKO (punches) BFL 30 May 23, 2014 2 3:39 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Non-title bout; Johnson missed weight (175 lbs).
Win 6–1 Shonie Carter TKO (retirement) BFL 27 January 18, 2014 3 5:00 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Defended the BFL Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Colin Daynes TKO (punches) BFL 24 June 8, 2013 1 4:33 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada Won the BFL Welterweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Ryan Chiappe TKO (punches) BFL 19 November 9, 2012 1 4:37 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Win 3–1 Levi Alford KO (punch) BFL 17 July 28, 2012 1 0:29 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 2–1 Marcus Aurelio KO (slam) BFL 15 April 27, 2012 1 0:30 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Win 2–0 Mark Doble TKO (punches and elbows) BFL 13 February 11, 2012 1 3:31 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Win 1–0 Levi Alford KO (knee) BFL 10 August 20, 2011 1 0:41 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mir vs. Duffee". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Matt Dwyer - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Zane Simon (2014-06-16). "Welcome to the UFC Dwyer, O'Reilly, Holohan, and Barberena". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  4. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-06-30). "Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer confirmed for UFC 176". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  5. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Neil Magny replaces Matt Dwyer, meets Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 49". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  6. ^ Dana Becker (2014-08-14). "UFC Fight Night 54 picks up several new bouts". fightline.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-12-19). "Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario added to UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  8. ^ Ban Fowlkes (2015-02-22). "UFC Fight Night 61 results: Matt Dwyer floors William Macario with Superman punch". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  9. ^ Staff (2015-02-22). "UFC Fight Night 61 bonuses: Frank Mir leads quartet of 'Performance of the Night' winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  10. ^ Damon Martin (2015-04-22). "Alan Jouban vs. Matt Dwyer added to UFC Fight Night in San Diego". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  11. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-15). "UFC Fight Night 71 results: Slick cartwheel kick carries Alan Jouban over Matt Dwyer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  12. ^ Staff (2015-07-16). "UFC Fight Night 71 bonuses: Frank Mir's crushing KO nets him $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 results: Randy Brown outworks Matt Dwyer for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 

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