A.K.A: The Terror
Place of Birth: East Meadow, New York
Matt Serra is a top UFC welterweight contender and former champion. He began practicing martial arts at an early age, first studying kung fu. In the 1990s, he began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and on May 23, 2000 was awarded his black belt, the first American to do so under Gracie. He won the Ultimate Fighter 4 Welterweight Tournament Champion, a victory that earned him a guaranteed title shot against Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship, which he won in a major upset.
MAJOR TITLES WON: UFC Welterweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Georges St. Pierre, Frank Trigg, Chris Lytle, Jeff Curran
NOTABLE LOSSES: Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre, Karo Parisyan, B.J. Penn, Shonie Carter