|Born||July 14, 1966|
|Other names||The Wizard|
|Fighting out of||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||Vice President of Operations at ONE, head trainer at AMC Pankration|
|University||Central Washington University|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Matt Hume (born July 14, 1966) is an American retired American mixed martial artist. He is the founder and head trainer at AMC Pankration in Seattle which is home to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes and he has trained numerous world class fighters including Josh Barnett, Tim Boetsch Bob Sapp, Chris Leben, Hayato Sakurai, Akira Shoji, Matt Brown, Rich Franklin, Mario Miranda, Constantinos Philippou and Caros Fodor.
Hume grew up in Kirkland, Washington. His father was a Seattle police officer and his mother a nurse. He graduated from Lake Washington High School, later receiving his college degree in business from Central Washington University
Matt Hume says that the strikes you do not see are the ones that will knock you out. He holds wins over former Shooto champion Erik Paulson and former UFC Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich. Matt Hume also defeated former Olympic gold medalist Kenny Monday by submission in only 45 seconds in the main event of the pay-per-view world submission wrestling championships "The Contenders".
Matt Hume's grappling talents impressed the Prince, Sheik tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates so much, that the Prince requested that Matt come to Abu Dhabi to personally train him and his combat team. Shortly after Matt trained him and his team, the prince was inspired to start the now famous Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships. Matt participated in the inaugural event, winning all of his matches, but withdrawing after his semifinal victory on the doctor's recommendation after a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Hume’s last fight was a win against Shawn Peters by armbar, at Hook n Shoot Absolute Fighting Championships 1, December 13, 2002.
Hume founded the American Martial Arts Center (AMC) in Kirkland, WA soon after graduating from college and is currently home to Demetrious Johnson, Bibiano Fernandes, Tim Boetsch, Caros Fodor and numerous other world class fighters.
PRIDE Fighting Championships
Hume was initially appointed as the head official by Singapore based promotion ONE Championship when it was founded in 2011. The following year he accepted a new role as Vice President of Operations.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|Win||5–5||Shawn Peters||Submission (armbar)||HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute FC 1||December 13, 2002||1||1:45||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–5||Pat Miletich||TKO (broken nose)||Extreme Fighting 4||March 28, 1997||1||5:00||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–5||Erik Paulson||TKO (cut)||Extreme Fighting 3||October 18, 1996||3||0:44||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||2–5||Minoru Suzuki||Decision (lost points)||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round||December 16, 1994||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–4||Scott Sollivan||Submission||Pancrase - Road To The Championship 5||October 15, 1994||1||0:38||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||1–4||Jason DeLucia||Decision (lost points)||Pancrase - Road To The Championship 4||September 1, 1994||1||15:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||1–3||Manabu Yamada||Submission||Pancrase - Road To The Championship 3||July 26, 1994||1||2:31||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||1–2||Ken Shamrock||Submission (armlock)||Pancrase - Road To The Championship 2||July 6, 1994||1||5:50||Amagasaki, Japan|
|Win||1–1||Scott Bessac||Submission (rear naked choke)||Pancrase - Road To The Championship 1||May 31, 1994||1||1:21||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||0–1||Katsuomi Inagaki||Decision (lost points)||Pancrase - Pancrash! 3||April 21, 1994||1||10:00||Osaka, Japan|
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