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Mark R. Hughes (born October 13, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois) is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter. He trained with the Miletich Fighting Systems along with his twin brother and former UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes.

Mark and Matt competed in a wrestling tournament at their school and ended up facing off in the finals. Mark won the match, showcasing both his wrestling prowess and the strength that the Hughes brothers are known for.

After fighting in the UFC, Mark decided that it just wasn't for him and he went back to his family, the farm and his construction company (Hughes Construction).

On May 29, 2008, his brother Matt reported that Mark was ready to sign a new contract with the UFC. [1].

Personal lifeEdit

Mark is five minutes younger than his twin brother Matt. Matt and Mark have an older sister, Beth Ulricy.[2].

Mark and his wife Emily have two sons and one daughter.[3][4]

MMA RecordEdit

6-2-0 (wins-losses-draws)[5][6]
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time Notes
08/02/2003 Win Leo Sylvest Extreme Challenge 51 Submission (Armbar) 1 4:49
01/20/2001 Loss Joe Geromiller Extreme Challenge Trials: 2000 US MMA National Championships Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 4:12
11/17/2000 Win Alex Stiebling UFC 28: High Stakes Decision 2 5:00
08/26/2000 Win Matthew Torrez Extreme Challenge 36 Decision (Unanimous) 1 15:00
08/26/2000 Win Andrew Neil Extreme Challenge 36 Submission (Strikes) 1 1:29
06/10/2000 Win Neal Binkley Extreme Challenge 33 TKO (Punches) 1 1:01
05/21/2000 Win Ron Fields Extreme Challenge 32 TKO (Punches) 1 1:46
04/24/1999 Loss Brian Gassaway JKD-Challenge 4 Decision (Split) N/A N/A

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