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"Handsome"

15-7-0

Matt Wiman

"Handsome" Matt Wiman

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  • Given Name: Matthew Charles Wiman
  • Professional MMA Record: 15-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Handsome
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1983.09.19
  • Last Fight: January 26, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $352,000 USD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Tulsa Top Team
  • Born: Denver Colorado, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Portland, Oregon
  • Personal Pages: Official Site

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Matt Wiman began his professional career in 2004, winning five straight contests before losing a close decision (one that he contested) against Roger Huerta in 2005. Included in those 5 straight wins was 3 wins in a single night for the Extreme Fight Night tournament in which he won the middleweight champion. In 2006, Wiman was invited to join the UFC lightweight division. He was famously knocked out in the second round of his fight with Spencer Fisher when Fisher took advantage of Wiman's lowered guard to hit him with a flying knee. Following the loss to Fisher, Wiman competed in the lightweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter 5, and despite not winning the tournament, he went on to win four straight UFC bouts, including one over Thiago Tavares, before dropping back-to-back decisions to Jim Miller and Sam Stout. His bout with Mac Danzig was immediately rescheduled for a rematch after ending due to a blown referee's call.


A competent striker with improving takedown defense and submissions, Wiman is not a fighter to overlook in the UFC’s stacked 155 lb. division. After dropping a decision to Dennis Siver he would bounce back with a Fight of the Night decision victory over Mac Danzig. He would follow that fight up with a Submission of the Night victory over Paul Sass. He was able to avoid the "Sassangle" to slap a submission of his own on him with the armbar victory. Wiman would next face TJ Grant. Wiman would lose the fight via TKO in the first round.


The Ultimate Fighter 5

Episode 7 Wiman def. Marlon Sims by Rear Naked Choke at 0:52 of Round 1

Episode 10 Manny Gamburyan def. Wiman by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 04.09.2014, 10:29 AM ET
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Matt Wiman MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:51 Round 1 of 3
TJ Grant
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.01.26
Odds: +160 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#18 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:48 Round 1 of 3
Paul Sass
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.09.29
Odds: -115 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#82 Greatest Submission of All Time
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FUEL TV 5 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Mark Bocek UFC 145 2012.04.21
Reason: Wiman Knee Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mac Danzig
Ref: Fernando Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.10.01
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
UFC on Versus 6 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dennis Siver
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.07.02
Odds: -105 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Cole Miller
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.01.22
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Mac Danzig UFC UFN 22 2010.09.15
Reason: Danzig Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:45 Round 1 of 3
Mac Danzig
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.06.12
Odds: -105 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Shane Nelson
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.12.12
Odds: -338 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Rafael dos Anjos UFC 103 2009.09.19
Reason: Wiman Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Sam Stout
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 97: Redemption
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.04.18
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
UFC 97 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jim Miller
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.12.10
Odds: -100 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 16 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Frankie Edgar UFC UFN 16 2008.12.10
Reason: Edgar Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:57 Round 2 of 3, 6:57 Total
Thiago Tavares
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 85: Bedlam
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.06.07
Odds: +361 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
UFC 85 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:56 Round 1 of 3
Justin Buchholz
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.01.23
Odds: -223 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Michihiro Omigawa
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 76: Knockout
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.09.22
Odds: -293 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:09 Round 1 of 3
Brian Geraghty
Ref: Yves Lavigne
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.06.23
Odds: -450 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total
Spencer Fisher
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2006.05.27
Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Nick Agallar MFC 2006.03.04
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Mark Thomas Grissom Xtreme Fighting League 2005.11.12
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Roger Huerta FFC 15 2005.09.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches DJ Randall OEF 3 2005.02.05
Win | Submission | Armlock David Franks Xtreme Fighting League 2004.11.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous Joe Garza Xtreme Fighting League 2004.08.14
Win | Submission | Choke Vern Johns Xtreme Fighting League 2004.08.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous Greg Bossler Xtreme Fighting League 2004.08.14

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