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"Handsome"

16-7-0

Matt Wiman

"Handsome" Matt Wiman

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  • Given Name: Matthew Charles Wiman
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Handsome
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.09.19
  • Last Fight: November 22, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tulsa Top Team
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $352,000 USD
  • 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

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Leonardo Santos UFC UFN 62 2015.03.21
Reason: Wiman Back Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Isaac Vallie-Flagg
15-7-0 14-5-1

UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.22
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:51 Round 1 of 3

TJ Grant
15-6-0 19-5-0

UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.01.26
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
#17 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:48 Round 1 of 3

Paul Sass
14-6-0 13-0-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
#15 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
13-6-0 20-8-1

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 | Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 6 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dennis Siver
13-5-0 18-7-0

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 | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cole Miller
12-5-0 17-4-0

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Mac Danzig UFC UFN 22 2010.09.15
Reason: Danzig Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Mac Danzig
11-5-0 19-7-1

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 | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Shane Nelson
10-5-0 12-4-0

UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.12.12
Odds: -338 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Flyleaf - All Around Me
Cancelled Bout Rafael dos Anjos UFC 103 2009.09.19
Reason: Wiman Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Sam Stout
10-4-0 13-5-1

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 97 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jim Miller
10-3-0 12-1-0

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 | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
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
9-3-0 13-1-0

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 85 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:56 Round 1 of 3

Justin Buchholz
8-3-0 8-1-0

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 | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Michihiro Omigawa
7-3-0 4-4-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:09 Round 1 of 3

Brian Geraghty
6-3-0 17-10-1

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 | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total

Spencer Fisher
6-2-0 17-2-0

UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.05.27
Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Nick Agallar

New Jersey Regional

2006.03.04
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Mark Thomas Grissom

Xtreme Fighting League

2005.11.12
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Roger Huerta

Nevada Regional

2005.09.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

DJ Randall

Oklahoma Regional

2005.02.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

David Franks

Xtreme Fighting League

2004.11.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Vern Johns

Xtreme Fighting League

2004.08.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Joe Garza

Xtreme Fighting League

2004.08.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Greg Bossler

Xtreme Fighting League

2004.08.14

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