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Matt Hamill

Matt "The Hammer" Hamill

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  • Given Name: Matthew Stanley Hamill
  • MMA Record: 13-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Hammer
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 41 | Date of Birth: 1976.10.05
  • Last Fight: April 14, 2018 in MAV
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Punishment
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $393,000 USD
  • Born: Loveland, Ohio, United States
  • Fighting out of: Utica, New York
  • College: Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

  • US Northeast

    US Northeast

    updated Thu Jun 14 16:23:03 2018
    #8
    Matt Hamill is the 8th ranked of 47 active US Northeast Pro Heavyweights.
    Also ranked at: Light Heavyweight (8th)
  • Brazil

    Brazil

    updated Fri Jun 15 09:29:41 2018
    #20
    Matt Hamill is the 20th ranked of 157 active Brazil Pro Heavyweights.
    Also ranked at: Light Heavyweight (34th)

Matt Hamill MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Teddy Ash Unified MMA 33 2018.05.11
Reason: Hamill Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Birchler
12-8-0 7-2-0

Us Maverick MMA 6
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2018.04.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:38 Round 1 of 3

Br Luiz Cané
11-8-0 17-6-0

Br Fight2Night 2
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2017.04.28
Referee: Osiris Maia
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Julian Marquez
11-7-0 3-1-0

Us Combate Americas 9: Empire Rising
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.10.14
Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:37 Round 1 of 3

Cm Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
11-6-0 16-14-0

It Venator FC 3: Palhares vs. Meek
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.05.21
Referee: Rich Mitchell
Loss | Submission | Leglock
1:08 Round 1 of 3

Br Vinny Magalhães
11-5-0 12-7-0

Us WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.10.17
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Bryan Miner
Cancelled Bout Vinny Magalhães WSOF 20 2015.04.10
Reason: Magalhães Contract Issues
Cancelled Bout Thiago Silva WSOF 19 2015.03.28
Reason: Hamill Illness
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Thiago Silva
11-4-0 15-3-0

Br UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.10.09
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Roger Hollett
10-4-0 13-3-0

Ca UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.09.22
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.6 lbs (93.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Vladimir Matyushenko UFC 152 2012.09.22
Reason: Matyushenko Torn Achilles
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total

Se Alexander Gustafsson
10-3-0 11-1-0

Us UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.08.06
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Quinton Jackson
10-2-0 31-8-0

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Phil Davis UFC 129 2011.04.30
Reason: Hamill Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tito Ortiz
9-2-0 15-7-1

Us UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $58,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 203.5 lbs (92.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Queen - I Want It All
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Keith Jardine
8-2-0 15-7-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.06.19
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $77,000 ($26K Base, $26K Bonus, $25K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale Fight of the Night
Win | Disqualificaton | Foul
4:14 Round 1 of 3

Us Jon Jones
7-2-0 9-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.12.05
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Brandon Vera UFC 102 2009.08.29
Reason: Hamill Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
3:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Mark Muñoz
6-2-0 5-0-0

Us UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2009.03.07
Odds: -173 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus, $60K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 96 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:19 Round 2 of 3, 7:19 Total

Us Reese Andy
5-2-0 7-3-0

Us UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.12.27
Odds: -363 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
0:39 Round 3 of 3, 10:39 Total

Us Rich Franklin
5-1-0 25-3-0

Us UFC 88: Breakthrough
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.09.06
Odds: +193 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Stephan Bonnar UFC UFN 13 2008.04.02
Reason: Bonnar Torn Knee Lig.
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:25 Round 2 of 3, 6:25 Total

Us Tim Boetsch
4-1-0 7-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.04.02
Odds: -203 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Michael Bisping
4-0-0 13-0-0

Gb UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Rex Holman
3-0-0 4-1-0

Us UFC 68: Uprising
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.03.03
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 202.5 lbs (91.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Seth Petruzelli
2-0-0 7-2-0

Us UFC The Final Chapter: Ortiz vs Shamrock 3
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.10.10
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC The Final Chapter Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Jesse Forbes
1-0-0 2-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.06.24
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Mike Nickels
1-0-0 3-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 3
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.02.18
Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Robert Hitte

Us Xtreme Fighting Organization

2005.08.27

Matt Hamill Wiki Update Wiki

A gold medalist in freestyle wrestling at the 2001 Deaflympics and 3x NCAA Division III wrestling champion at RIT, inspirational MMA fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill has redefined what was thought possible for a professional cagefighter. Despite being unable to hear, Hamill now fights and regularly succeeds at the very highest levels of the sport.


Although he began fighting professionally in 2005 following the conclusion of his amateur wrestling run, Hamill did not achieve mainstream recognition until competing in the light heavyweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter 3. Hamill was unable to complete his run in the tournament, as he was injured during training and was forced out of the competition. He has since emerged as a respected fighter in the light heavyweight division, having defeated Seth Petruzelli, Tim Boetsch, Tito Ortiz, Mark Munoz, and Keith Jardine during his run with the UFC. While Hamill also owns a win over 205 lb. juggernaut Jon “Bones” Jones, Hamill was losing the bout until Jones was disqualified for an illegal downward elbow.


On August 8, 2011, Matt Hamill decided to step away from the UFC and MMA in general, as he lost his last two fights against Rampage Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson. He announced the following on his website “Today is a sad day for me. After six years and 13 fights in the UFC I’m ready to hang up my gloves and retire from this amazing sport”

 

A year after he decided to retire, Hamill announced his comeback and fought Roger Hollett at UFC 152 in Toronto. He won his return fight via unanimous decision. It would be another year before Hamill would return to the octagon when he faced off with aggressive striker, Thiago Silva, at UFC Fight Night 29. Although Hamill had some bright spots throughout the fight, he was greatly slowed by the third round and nearly finished by leg kicks and would end up losing a decision. Hamill was subsequently released from the UFC and appears to be retired for good.


Matt also had a biographical movie made about his life titled The Hammer. The role of Matt was plated by actor Russell Harvard who was actually deaf as well. The film was screened in many different cities winning audience awards at each venue. The film was released in theaters on October 27th 2011. 


The Ultimate Fighter 3

Episode 9 Hamill def. Mike Nickels by Unanimous Decision

*Hamill was removed from the competition due to injuries sustained in his fight.

Last updated 04.11.2014, 10:59 AM ET
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