Matt Hume

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Matt Hume
Matt Hume at Evolve MMA in Singapore.jpg
Born (1966-07-14) July 14, 1966 (age 49)
Other names The Wizard
Nationality American
Fighting out of Seattle, Washington, United States
Team AMC Pankration
Years active 1994–2002
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 5
By knockout 2
By submission 3
Losses 5
By submission 2
By decision 3
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,[1][2] ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes and he has trained numerous world class fighters including Josh Barnett, Tim Boetsch[3] Bob Sapp, Chris Leben, Hayato Sakurai, Akira Shoji, Matt Brown, Rich Franklin,[4] Mario Miranda, Costas Philippou and Caros Fodor.[5]

Early life[edit]

Hume grew up in Kirkland, Washington. His father was a Seattle police officer and his mother a nurse.[6] He graduated from Lake Washington High School, later receiving his college degree in business from Central Washington University

MMA career[edit]

Hume trained in several disciplines before his MMA debut, among them judo, amateur wrestling, sambo, karate, kenpo and kickboxing.

Matt Hume says that the strikes you do not see are the ones that will knock you out.[7] 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 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. 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.

AMC Pankration[edit]

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[edit]

Hume was the rule director and official trainer to both PRIDE Fighting Championships and Dream (mixed martial arts).

ONE Championship[edit]

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.[8][9][10][11][12]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

Submission grappling record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Win Brazil Luis Brito Points ADCC -77kg 1998 1 10:00
Win United States Micah Pittman Submission ADCC -77kg 1998 1 5:34
Win United States Kenny Monday Submission (ankle lock) The Contenders 1997 1 0:45


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 17, 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Iole, Kevin (2013-12-15). "Demetrious Johnson's demolition of Joseph Benavidez ignites Fighter of the Year buzz - Yahoo Sports". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  3. ^ "UFC 162: Tim Boetsch discusses training with Matt Hume & why he needs another fight this year". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2012-12-30). "UFC 155 results: Constantinos Philippou batters Tim Boetsch in TKO victory". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  6. ^ "An in depth interview with the legendary Matt Hume" (PDF). North West Fight Scene. Summer 2006. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lanot, Andrew (2013-12-04). "Matt Hume talks about knockouts and the status of MMA in the land of knockout artists - Yahoo Sports Singapore". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Matt Hume talks Asian MMA and a possible move to flyweight for Demetrious Johnson". 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  9. ^ Gerald Ng (2012-06-04). "Matt Hume Explains ONE FC's Blended Rules: Is It the Better Alternative?". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  10. ^ Lanot, Andrew (2014-03-09). "Matt Hume explains why WAR OF NATIONS set to be a watershed moment for Asian MMA - Yahoo Sports Singapore". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  11. ^ "One FC Announces Matt Hume as New Vice President of Operations". MMA Weekly. August 2, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Matt Hume appointed as Vice President of Operations and Competition at ONE FC". MMA Mania. Aug 4, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 

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