Matt Hume
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Matt Hume
Matt Hume
Matt Hume at Evolve MMA in Singapore.jpg
Born (1966-07-14) July 14, 1966 (age 53)
Other namesThe Wizard
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
StylePankration, Folkstyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Shito-ryu Karate, Boxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofKirkland, Washington, United States
TeamAMC Pankration
TrainerRichard Hume (father), Bill Spurr, Terry Higbee, Doug Chappel, Haru Shimanishi, Maurice Smith
RankBlack Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Pra Jiad in Muay Thai
Years active1994-2002 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission3
By submission2
By decision3
OccupationVice President of Operations at ONE, head trainer at AMC Pankration
UniversityCentral Washington University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Matt Hume (born July 14, 1966) is an American mixed martial artist. He is the founder and head trainer at AMC Pankration in Kirkland, WA, home to former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson[1][2] and former ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes. Hume 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 and Caros Fodor.[5]

Early life

Hume grew up in Kirkland, Washington. His father was a Seattle police officer who trained in Judo, boxing, and with Bruce Lee during the time Lee trained the Seattle Police department. Matt Hume's mother was a stay at home Mom and later a Nurse.[6] He graduated from Lake Washington High School, later receiving his college degree in business from Central Washington University. Matt trained and competed in collegiate style wrestling, boxing, and karate as a child. After graduating from CWU, Matt competed in WKA Kickboxing, winning the North American Super Welterweight Title. Hume went on to compete in the Japanese organization Pancrase. He has also competed at Battlecade Extreme Fighting, The Contenders, and AFC, as well as the very first ADCC submission wrestling tournament.

Mixed martial arts career

Matt Hume first competed in the Shootfighting-style MMA organization Pancrase, debuting at Pancrash 3! against Katsuomi Inagaki, a fight where he lost by points.[7] He would win his second MMA fight against Pancrase veteran and future UFC-fighter Scott Bessac via Rear Naked Choke, but go to lose his next 3 fights, against Ken Shamrock, Manabu Yamada and Jason Delucia.[7][8][9] He would then gain a swift victory over Scott Sollivan with an armbar in under a minute, but would later lose by points against Minoru Suzuki in his final Pancrase fight. He has a record of 2 wins and 5 losses in Pancrase.[9]

Outside of Pancrase, Matt Hume 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 a Toe hold submission in only 45 seconds in the main event of the pay-per-view world submission wrestling championships "The Contenders".

Matt Hume's submission grappling impressed 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

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

ONE Championship

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.[10][11][12][13][14]

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 5 wins 5 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 3 2
By decision 0 3
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 (doctor stoppage) 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 December 16, 1994 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-4 Scott Sollivan Submission (armbar) 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 (heel hook) Pancrase - Road To The Championship 3 July 26, 1994 1 2:31 Osaka, Japan
Loss 1-2 Ken Shamrock Submission (kimura) Pancrase - Road To The Championship 2 July 6, 1994 1 5:50 Hyogo, 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 Tokyo, Japan

Submission grappling record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Win Brazil Luis Brito Points ADCC -77 kg 1998 1 10:00
Win United States Micah Pittman Submission ADCC -77 kg 1998 1 5:34
Win United States Kenny Monday Submission (toe hold) 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 .
  3. ^ "UFC 162: Tim Boetsch discusses training with Matt Hume & why he needs another fight this year". Retrieved .
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  5. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2012-12-30). "UFC 155 results: Constantinos Philippou batters Tim Boetsch in TKO victory". Retrieved .
  6. ^ name=interview>"An in depth interview with the legendary Matt Hume" (PDF). North West Fight Scene. Summer 2006. Retrieved 2013.
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  10. ^ "Matt Hume talks Asian MMA and a possible move to flyweight for Demetrious Johnson". 2011-10-15. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Gerald Ng (2012-06-04). "Matt Hume Explains ONE FC's Blended Rules: Is It the Better Alternative?". Retrieved .
  12. ^ 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 .
  13. ^ "One FC Announces Matt Hume as New Vice President of Operations". MMA Weekly. August 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ "Matt Hume appointed as Vice President of Operations and Competition at ONE FC". MMA Mania. Aug 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013.

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