STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 1046
Significant Strikes Landed: 523
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 63
Takedowns Landed: 24
Matt Wiman is a retired mixed martial artist who competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Matt was born on June 14th 1983, in Edmond, Oklahoma. He began training at a young age after being inspired by his older brother, who trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing. After high school Matt moved to Colorado where he attended Gracie Barra academy for 3 years to further his martial arts training and fighting skills.
In 2006, Matt made his professional MMA debut with Xtreme Combat (XC) where he won all four of his fights before making the jump to UFC. It wasn’t long until UFC fans knew exactly what type fighter they were getting when they saw Matt Wiman enter the Octagon: an aggressive wrestler with superior striking ability and excellent cardio conditioning.
The highlight of Matt’s career came on April 5th 2008 when he defeated Mac Danzig via unanimous decision to be crowned winner of The Ultimate Fighter season five tournament finale – earning him a six-figure contract with UFC and becoming one of only two fighters from that season still competing in the organization today. Following this impressive victory, there was no denying that best had finally been unleashed as he went onto win seven out of twelve bouts over three years during his stay in UFC; beating former champions Nate Diaz & Spencer Fisher along the way before suffering back-to-back losses against Joe Lauzon & Dennis Siver which ultimately led to him being released from his contract despite having gone 17–7 overall prior in just under five years as a pro fighter.
After departing from UFC following an eleven fight stint inside octagon – including wins against top contenders Jim Miller, Cole Miller & Thiago Tavares – Wiman took some time off before returning to competition with Titan FC promotion where put together 2 victories but unfortunately ended up retiring shortly thereafter due to lingering injuries which required surgery – thus ending 12 year long competitive fighting career recording 19 wins out 22 bouts as Pro MMA fighter overall .
In retirement from competitive cage fighting , Wiman continues support mixed martial arts community today by staying involved through commentating for various organizations such Bellator MMA; managing combat sports teams under Team Alpha Male banner ; coaching aspiring amateur fighters at various gyms across USA ; teaching wrestling classes; providing strength/conditioning advice plus many other activities within sport . Not surprisingly given past success inside cage , hard work dedication outside has seen return favour with numerous awards recognition including World MMA Awards / Fighters Only Magazine Coach Year Award recipient 2018 . Lastly while may have hung gloves good amount achievements will forever remain reminder legendary status achieved professional Mixed Martial Arts world !