Matt Van Buren
Matt Van Buren (born June 12, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who competed in the light heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Van Buren has also fought for Bellator and was a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter 19.
|Matt Van Buren|
|Born||June 12, 1986|
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Chula Vista, California, United States|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBlue belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Van Buren made his debut in 2010, he won his first three bouts against Manny Okorie, Aaron Johnson and Brandon Saling.
After his run in Bellator, Van Buren faced Mojtaba Najim Wali on July 20, 2013 at Gladiators of the Cage: The North Shore's Rise to Power 2. Van Buren won via unanimous decision, breaking his two fight losing streak.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Van Buren then faced Chris Fields in the elimination round. Despite being rocked with a punch in the second round by Fields, Van Buren won via unanimous decision and moved on to the semifinals.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Van Buren was briefly linked to a bout with Jonathan Wilson on August 8, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. However, Van Buren was removed from the card in early June citing injury and replaced by Jared Cannonier.
In October 2015 Van Buren was released by the UFC.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||7 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||7–6||Todd Stoute||Decision (Unanimous)||BTC 1 - Genesis||May 27, 2017||3||5:00||Toronto, Canada|
|Loss||7–5||Jeremy Kimball||KO (Punch)||FFC 24 - Villefort vs. Rela||June 3, 2016||1||0:14||Daytona Beach, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–4||Derrick Weaver||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Elite Warrior Challenge 9: Takeover||February 6, 2016||2||3:38||Salem, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||6–4||Sean O'Connell||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver||January 18, 2015||3||2:11||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||6–3||Corey Anderson||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale||July 6, 2014||1||1:01||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Light Heavyweight tournament final.|
|Win||6–2||Mojtaba Najim Wali||Decision (unanimous)||Gladiators of the Cage: The North Shore's Rise to Power 2||July 20, 2013||3||5:00||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||5–2||Terry Davinney||KO (punch)||Bellator 82||November 30, 2012||1||0:15||Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||5–1||Mike Mucitelli||Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 73||August 24, 2012||1||3:01||Tunica, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||5–0||Shawn Levesque||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 57||November 12, 2011||1||4:38||Rama, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Nick Nichols||TKO (punches)||Bellator 52||October 1, 2011||2||2:29||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||3–0||Brandon Saling||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Night in the Cage 2||May 28, 2011||3||5:00||Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||2–0||Aaron Johnson||KO (punches)||Black and Blue Entertainment: Rebel Invasion||October 23, 2010||1||N/A||Tallapoosa, Georgia, United States|
|Win||1–0||Manny Okorie||Decision (majority)||Washington Combat: Battle of the Legends||May 15, 2010||3||5:00||Washington D.C., United States|
- "Matt Van Buren - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- "Bellator 52 results and live play-by-play". sherdog.com. October 1, 2011.
- "Bellator 57 results: Douglas Lima and Alexander Shlemenko win tourney titles". mmajunkie.com. November 13, 2011.
- "Bellator 73 results: Vegh stops Wiuff; Galvao takes Season 6 bantamweight crown". mmajunkie.com. August 25, 2012.
- "Bellator 82 Results: Good vs. Koreshkov". mmafighting.com. November 30, 2012.
- "'The Ultimate Fighter 19' cast announced with Pendred, Good, Lima, Taleb". mmajunkie.com. March 25, 2014.
- "'TUF 19' recap: episode 1". sherdog.com. April 16, 2014.
- "'TUF 19' recap: episode 9". sherdog.com. June 11, 2014.
- "'TUF 19' recap: episode 12". sherdog.com. July 2, 2014.
- "Matt Van Buren vs. Corey Anderson". sherdog.com. July 6, 2014.
- Staff (November 3, 2014). "'TUF 19' finalist Matt Van Buren meets Sean O'Connell at UFC Fight Night 59". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (2015-01-19). "UFC Fight Night 59 bonuses: Of course Conor McGregor nabbed one of the $50K awards". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (2015-06-04). "Jared Cannonier in for Van Buren vs. Jonathan Wilson at UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
- Adrian MacNair (October 16, 2015). "More UFC fighters announce they were released as rumors circulate about massive cull to roster". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.