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Matt Hume Bio

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, which is home to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes and he has trained numerous world class fighters including Josh Barnett, Tim Boetsch Bob Sapp, Chris Leben, Hayato Sakurai, Akira Shoji, Matt Brown, Rich Franklin, Mario Miranda and Caros Fodor.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Mixed martial arts career
  • 3 AMC Pankration
  • 4 PRIDE Fighting Championships
  • 5 ONE Championship
  • 6 Mixed martial arts record
  • 7 Submission grappling record
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

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. 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. Matt went on to compete in Pancrase, Battlecade Extreme Fighting, The Contenders, and AFC.

Mixed martial arts career

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 submission in only 45 seconds in the main event of the pay-per-view world submission wrestling championships "The Contenders".

Matt Hume's grappling talents impressed the 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.

Mixed martial arts record

Submission grappling record

External links

  • Professional MMA record for Matt Hume from Sherdog
  • Official website

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