Matt Dwyer

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Matt Dwyer (born December 17, 1989) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2011, he has competed for the UFC.

Matt Dwyer
Born (1989-12-17) December 17, 1989 (age 32)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach76 in (190 cm)
Fighting out ofKelowna, British Columbia, Canada
TeamToshido Mixed Martial Arts
RankBrown belt in no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By decision2
By knockout3
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Dwyer made his professional debut in 2011 competing in regional promotions in his native British Columbia. He compiled a record of 7 - 1, finishing all of his opponents, including notable fighters Shonie Carter and DaMarques Johnson by KO/TKO before signing with the UFC in the summer of 2014.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Dwyer was expected to make his promotional debut on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176 against Alex Garcia.[4] However, Dwyer pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Neil Magny. Subsequently, after UFC 176 was cancelled, Magny/Garcia was rescheduled and eventually took place on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49.[5]

Dwyer eventually made his debut on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54 where he faced Albert Tumenov.[6] Dwyer lost the fight knockout in the first round.

Dwyer faced William Macário on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61.[7] Dwyer won the fight via knockout in the first round.[8] Subsequently, Dwyer earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[9]

Dwyer faced Alan Jouban on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71.[10] He lost the back and forth fight by unanimous decision.[11] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.[12]

Dwyer face promotional newcomer Randy Brown on January 30, 2016, at UFC on Fox 18. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[13]

Post-UFC careerEdit

After being released from the promotion Dwyer would return to the Canadian regional scene winning three straight including victories over UFC veteran's Jesse Ronson and Dominique Steele. During this period however Dwyer would have 3 fights cancelled causing a period of inactivity from mid 2016-late 2017

He would briefly be paired against Joe Riggs for the main event of Fight Night 9: Lethbridge for the vacant Middleweight title on January 21, 2019. However the bout was canceled due to injury for Riggs. He would be replaced by Chris Curtis, Dwyer would go on to lose the fight via majority decision.

Dwyer next faced KB Bhullar at Unified MMA 38 for the Middleweight title on September 27, 2019. He would lose the fight via unanimous decision.

Travelling to Russia for his next bout, he faced Mikhail Ragozin at RCC 7 on December 14, 2019. Dwyer would lose the fight via unanimous decision.

Returning to action amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, he faced UFC veteran and Ultimate Fighter winner Elias Theodorou at Rise FC 6 on March 13, 2021. He would lose the fight via technical knockout in the third round.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 11 wins 8 losses
By knockout 9 3
By submission 0 0
By decision 2 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–8 Elias Theodorou TKO (punches) Rise FC 6: Fighting the Stigma March 13, 2021 3 1:20 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 11–7 Mikhail Ragozin Decision (unanimous) RCC 7 December 14, 2019 3 5:00 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 11–6 KB Bhullar Decision (unanimous) Unified MMA 38 September 27, 2019 5 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada For the Unified MMA Middleweight Championship.
Loss 11–5 Chris Curtis Decision (majority) Z Promotions Fight Night 9: Lethbridge January 25, 2019 5 5:00 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada For the vacant ZP Middleweight Championship.
Win 11–4 Dominique Steele KO (punch) XXFC 18: Diablo Fight Series July 21, 2018 1 4:59 British Columbia, Canada Won the vacant XFFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–4 Chris Anderson Decision (split) BFL 53 January 13, 2018 5 5:00 British Columbia, Canada Middleweight debut; won BFL Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–4 Jesse Ronson Decision (unanimous) XFFC 10: Out of the Ashes July 8, 2016 3 5:00 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Loss 8–4 Randy Brown Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–3 Alan Jouban Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 2015 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 8–2 William Macário KO (superman punch) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir February 22, 2015 1 3:14 Porto Alegre, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 7–2 Albert Tumenov KO (head kick and punch) UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine October 4, 2014 1 1:03 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Win 7–1 DaMarques Johnson TKO (punches) BFL 30 May 23, 2014 2 3:39 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Non-title bout; Johnson missed weight (175 lbs).
Win 6–1 Shonie Carter TKO (retirement) BFL 27 January 18, 2014 3 5:00 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Defended the BFL Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Colin Daynes TKO (punches) BFL 24 June 8, 2013 1 4:33 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada Won the BFL Welterweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Ryan Chiappe TKO (punches) BFL 19 November 9, 2012 1 4:37 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Win 3–1 Levi Alford KO (punch) BFL 17 July 28, 2012 1 0:29 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 2–1 Marcus Aurelio KO (slam) BFL 15 April 27, 2012 1 0:30 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Win 2–0 Mark Doble TKO (punches and elbows) BFL 13 February 11, 2012 1 3:31 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Win 1–0 Levi Alford KO (knee) BFL 10 August 20, 2011 1 0:41 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Mir vs. Duffee". Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Matt Dwyer - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Zane Simon (2014-06-16). "Welcome to the UFC Dwyer, O'Reilly, Holohan, and Barberena". Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  4. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-06-30). "Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer confirmed for UFC 176". Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Neil Magny replaces Matt Dwyer, meets Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 49". Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  6. ^ Dana Becker (2014-08-14). "UFC Fight Night 54 picks up several new bouts". Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-12-19). "Matt Dwyer vs. William Macario added to UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil". Retrieved 2014-12-19.
  8. ^ Ban Fowlkes (2015-02-22). "UFC Fight Night 61 results: Matt Dwyer floors William Macario with Superman punch". Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-02-22). "UFC Fight Night 61 bonuses: Frank Mir leads quartet of 'Performance of the Night' winners". Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  10. ^ Damon Martin (2015-04-22). "Alan Jouban vs. Matt Dwyer added to UFC Fight Night in San Diego". Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  11. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-15). "UFC Fight Night 71 results: Slick cartwheel kick carries Alan Jouban over Matt Dwyer". Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  12. ^ Staff (2015-07-16). "UFC Fight Night 71 bonuses: Frank Mir's crushing KO nets him $50,000". Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 results: Randy Brown outworks Matt Dwyer for decision win". Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 61 bonuses: Frank Mir leads quartet of 'Performance of the Night' winners". February 22, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 71 bonuses: Frank Mir's crushing KO nets him $50,000". July 16, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2021.

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