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"The Terror"


Matt Serra

Matt "The Terror" Serra

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  • Given Name: Matthew John Serra
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Terror
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1974.06.02
  • Last Fight: September 25, 2010 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $487,000 USD
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 68.0" (173cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Serra Jiu-Jitsu
  • Born: East Meadow, New York, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: East Meadow, New York
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Matt Serra is a former UFC world welterweight champion, an ADCC Submission Wrestling Silver Medalist, and one of America’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts under the legendary Renzo Gracie. In roughly a decade fighting under the UFC banner Serra has had a mixed record of success, suffering occasional setbacks but also achieving some tremendous highs during his time in the promotion.

Primarily a ground specialist, Serra nonetheless has some of the heaviest hands in the division. He sports knockout wins over Frank Trigg and, most notably, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, whom Serra knocked out in one of the sport’s all-time greatest upsets to seize the welterweight crown. In close losses to Karo Parisyan and Matt Hughes, Serra had both combatants literally stunned senseless, and was moments from finishing both fights with his deceptively potent striking game.

For a variety of reasons, Serra remains one of the most famous and recognizable fighters in any division. Blessed (some would say cursed) with a tremendously outgoing and talkative personality, Serra is among the most quotable fighters competing in MMA today. He is a “love him or hate him” type of fighter, and while some will always choose to hate him, fan ovations at his recent bouts suggest that most still love him. He is extremely proud of his Italian-American heritage and his Long Island, New York upbringing.

Serra also received tremendous exposure as a result of his participation on Season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter, which not only revived a somewhat flagging fight career but, as a result of his standout success on the show, brought him the title shot against St. Pierre which Serra capitalized on so dramatically. Serra remains one of the few fighters to move from contestant status to coaching status on The Ultimate Fighter, as he was selected to coach on Season 6 in run-up to his long-awaited grudge match with Matt Hughes. Many believe Serra won the Hughes fight. Serra runs two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies in New York and remains in a period of flourishing in his fight career.

The Ultimate Fighter 4

Episode 7 Quarter Finals Serra def. Pete Spratt by Submission (Strikes) at 3:26 of Round 1

Episode 10 Semi Finals Serra def. Shonie Carter by Unanimous Decision

The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale Serra def. Chris Lytle by Split Decision

Last updated 02.07.2014, 11:31 AM ET
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Matt Serra MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chris Lytle
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +120 Near Even | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#25 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:23 Round 1 of 3
Frank Trigg
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 109: Relentless
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -178 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $210,000 ($75K Base, $75K Bonus, $60K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC 109 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Matt Hughes
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +218 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $135,000 ($75K Base, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 98 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
4:45 Round 2 of 5, 9:45 Total
Georges St. Pierre
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Welterweight | 170
Odds: +373 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
#22 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Matt Hughes UFC 79 2007.12.29
Reason: Serra Back Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:25 Round 1 of 5
Georges St. Pierre
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 69: Shootout
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170
Odds: +850 Huge Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
#1 Biggest Upset of All Time
#12 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
Cancelled Bout Georges St. Pierre UFC 67 2007.02.03
Reason: St-Pierre Knee Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Chris Lytle
Ref: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs
Odds: +135 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $110,000 ($10K Base, $100K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Karo Parisyan
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ivan Menjivar
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 48: Payback
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jeff Curran
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 46: Supernatural
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
Odds: -350 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Din Thomas
UFC 41: Onslaught
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
Odds: -115 Near Even | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
BJ Penn
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 39: The Warriors Return
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs
Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:58 Round 1 of 3
Kelly Dullanty
Ref: Larry Landless
UFC 36: Worlds Collide
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
Weigh-In: 163.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Yves Edwards
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -185 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 164.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
4:51 Round 3 of 3, 14:51 Total
Shonie Carter
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 31: Locked and Loaded
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs
#34 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#46 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | Submission | Armlock Greg Melisi VATV 11 2001.02.24
Cancelled Bout Johil de Oliveira Pride 9 2000.06.04
Reason: de Oliveira Pyrotechnics Injury
Win | Submission | Choke Jeff Telvi VATV 7 2000.01.29
Win | Submission | Armlock Graham Lewis VATV 6 1999.08.21
Win | Submission | Choke Khamzat Vitaev VATV 1998.04.01

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