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Aaron Matthew Riley (born December 9, 1980 in Tell City, Indiana) is an American mixed martial arts fighter who currently teaches MMA and Muay Thai at Jeff Gordon's Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as well as at One Spirit Martial Arts in Herndon, Virginia. He competes in the Lightweight Division. Aaron returned to the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 15, 2008 on the undercard of UFC 91 against Jorge Gurgel. Aaron beat Gurgel by Decision (Unanimous), winning the UFC 91 "fight of the night" bonus.

Riley afterwards faced TUF 8 cast member Shane Nelson at UFC 96, losing by a controversial technical knockout. A rematch was scheduled immediately, for UFC 101, which Riley won by unanimous decision. A few weeks after the match, Riley was already in talks for facing TUF 9 lightweight winner Ross Pearson at UFC 105. At UFC 105 he was defeated by Ross Pearson by TKO in the second round.After the fight got stopped in the second round after a flying knee to the head; doctors viewed the cuts on Riley's face, and came to the conclusion that he was unable to continue.


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Mixed martial arts record Edit

Professional record breakdown
43  28 wins 12 losses
By knockout 6 5
By submission 12 2
By decision 9 4
Draws 1
Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 28-12-1 England flag Ross Pearson TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera 02009-
November
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 14, 2009
2 4:34 England flag Manchester, England
Win 28-11-1 United States flag Shane Nelson Decision (Unanimous) UFC 101: Declaration 02009-
August
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 8, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 27-11-1 United States flag Shane Nelson TKO (Punch) UFC 96 Jackson vs. Jardine 02009-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 7, 2009
1 0:44 United States flag Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 27-10-1 Brazil flag Jorge Gurgel Decision (Unanimous) UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar 02008-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 15, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 26-10-1 Canada flag Steve Claveau Decision (Unanimous) Xtreme MMA - 5 02008-
September
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 13, 2008
3 5:00 Canada flagQuebec, Canada
Win 25-10-1 Brazil flag Thiago Minu Decision (Unanimous) UWC - Invasion 02008-
April
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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April 26, 2008
3 5:00 United States flagVirginia, United States
Loss 24-10-1 United States flag Ryan Schultz Decision (Unanimous) IFL - 2007 Team Championship Final 02007-
September
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 20, 2007
3 4:00 United States flagFlorida, United States
Loss 24-9-1 United States flag Eddie Alvarez KO (Punches) Bodog Fight - USA vs Russia 02006-
December
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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December 2, 2006
1 1:05 Canada flagBritish Columbia, Canada
Win 24-8-1 United States flag Darrell Smith Submission (Armbar) Bodog Fight - To the Brink of War 02006-
August
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 22, 2006
2 2:40 Costa Rica flagCosta Rica
Loss 23-8-1 United States flag Spencer Fisher TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC Fight Night 3 02006-
January
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January 16, 2006
1 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 23-7-1 Japan flag Michihiro Omigawa KO (Kick) PRIDE - Bushido 7 02005-
May
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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May 22, 2005
1 6:00 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win 22-7-1 United States flag Andrew Chappelle Decision HOOKnSHOOT - Arnold Classic 02005-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 4, 2005
3 5:00 United States flag Ohio, United States
Win 21-7-1 Brazil flag Maicon Alarcao TKO (Injury) AFC - Brazil 1 02004-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 28, 2004
1 4:10 Brazil flag Brazil
Win 20-7-1 United States flag Nuri Shakir Decision (Unanimous) HOOKnSHOOT - Live 02004-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 27, 2004
3 5:00 United States flag Indiana, United States
Loss 19-7-1 United States flag Sam Morgan Submission (Armbar) Shooto USA - Warrior Spirit: Evolution 02003-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 14, 2003
1 2:41 United States flag Nevada, United States
Win 19-6-1 United States flag Cedric Marks Submission (Armbar) CE - Combate Extremo 02003-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 30, 2003
1 1:40 Mexico flag Mexico
Win 18-6-1 United States flag Nick Gilardi TKO PPKA - Ultimate Fight Night 02003-
June
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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June 28, 2003
2 United States flag Washington, United States
Loss 17-6-1 United States flag Chris Lytle KO HOOKnSHOOT - Boot Camp 1.1 02003-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 8, 2003
1 United States flag Indiana, United States
Win 17-5-1 Brazil flag Alexandre Barros Decision HOOKnSHOOT - Absolute Fighting Championships 1 02002-
December
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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December 13, 2002
3 5:00 United States flag Florida, United States
Loss 16-5-1 United States flag Robbie Lawler Decision (Unanimous) UFC 37 - High Impact 02002-
May
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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May 10, 2002
3 5:00 United States flag Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Win 16-4-1 United States flag Mike Willus TKO (Strikes) HOOKnSHOOT - Kings 1 02001-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 17, 2001
1 United States flag Indiana, United States
Loss 15-4-1 Bahamas flag Yves Edwards Decision HOOKnSHOOT - Showdown 02001-
July
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 14, 2001
3 5:00 United States flag Indiana, United States
Win 15-3-1 United States flag Steve Berger Decision HOOKnSHOOT - Triumph 02000-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 19, 2000
3 5:00 United States flag Indiana, United States
Win 14-3-1 United States flagAaron Stregles Submission (Strikes) TC 2 - Talon Challenge 2 02000-
July
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 14, 2000
N/A United States flag Texas, United States
Win 13-3-1 United States flagJeremy Bennett KO HOOKnSHOOT - Double Fury 1 02000-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 17, 2000
N/A
Win 12-3-1 United States flag Colin O'Rourke Decision (Majority) WEF 8 - Goin' Platinum 02000-
January
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January 15, 2000
3 4:00 United States flag Georgia, United States
Loss 11-3-1 United States flag Falaniko Vitale TKO RITC 2 - Marching of the Warriors 01999-
October
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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October 15, 1999
1 7:06 United States flag Hawaii, United States
Loss 11-2-1 Bahamas flag Yves Edwards Decision HOOKnSHOOT - Texas Heat 01999-
October
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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October 2, 1999
1 20:00
Win 11-1-1 United States flagJoe Merit Submission (Armbar) LI - Lionheart Invitational 01999-
September
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 1, 1999
1 2:24 United States flag Georgia, United States
zDraw 10-1-1 United States flag CJ Fernandes Draw SFC - Submission Fighting Championships 8 01999-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 7, 1999
1 15:00 United States flag Illinois, United States
Win 10-1 United States flag Billy Johnson Submission (Strikes) HOOKnSHOOT - Breakout 01999-
July
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 24, 1999
1 2:10 United States flag Indiana, United States
Win 9-1 Canada flag Rob Tallack TKO Kakidamisi 1 - Samurai Challenge 01999-
July
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 11, 1999
1 2:52
Win 8-1 United States flagTony Apponte Submission (Strikes) ES - Extreme Shootout 01999-
June
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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June 25, 1999
1 7:31 United States flag Texas, United States
Win 7-1 United States flagJames Julian Submission (Armbar) SFC - Submission Fighting Championships 6 01999-
April
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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April 30, 1999
1 0:00 United States flag Illinois, United States
Win 6-1 United States flag Shane Garrett Decision (Unanimous) HOOKnSHOOT - Horizon 01999-
March
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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March 20, 1999
1 20:00 United States flag Indiana, United States
Win 5-1 United States flag Phil Stroffolino Submission (Strikes) HOOKnSHOOT - Eruption 01998-
November
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 7, 1998
1 3:27 United States flag Indiana, United States
Win 4-1 United States flag Brian Boclair Submission (Armbar) HOOKnSHOOT - Quest 01998-
August
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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August 14, 1998
1 1:35
Win 3-1 United States flag Chris Mounce Submission (Keylock) HOOKnSHOOT - N-Vision 01998-
June
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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June 12, 1998
N/A
Win 2-1 United States flag Billy Johnson Submission (Armbar) HOOKnSHOOT - Elite 01997-
September
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 20, 1997
1 5:08 United States flag Indiana, United States
Loss 1-1 United States flagMario Roberto Submission (Kneebar) HOOKnSHOOT - When Worlds Collide 01997-
July
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 18, 1997
N/A
Win 1-0 United States flag Chris Malgieri Submission (Heel Hook) HOOKnSHOOT - When Worlds Collide 01997-
July
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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July 18, 1997
N/A

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