Matt started wrestling in the sixth grade and competed for 12 years. He was a high school state placer, junior college all American and a division one NCAA qualifier
Veach made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens, facing off against UFC veteran, Matt Grice. After getting knocked down in a brief exchange early in the first round, Veach quickly recovered and dropped Grice, following up with punches on the ground as the referee halted the bout at 4:34 of the very first round, giving Matt the win via TKO.
At The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale in a fight against Frank Edgar as a replacement for an injured Kurt Pellegrino, Veach made his second appearance in the UFC. The first round was very close; Edgar controlled most of the standup part of the round, while Veach landed numerous takedowns and slams. However, early in the second round, Edgar caught Veach with an over hand right that stunned him, leaving him open for Edgar to take him to the ground, achieve the back mounted position and sink in a rear naked choke for the win at 2:22 of round two. This marked the first loss of Veach's professional mixed martial arts career.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|17||11 wins||1 loss|
|Paul Kelly||UFC 112: Invincible||2010-04-10|
|Loss||11–1||Frank Edgar||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale||2009-12-05||2||2:22||Fight of the Night|
|Win||11–0||Matt Grice||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens||2009-02-07||1||4:34||UFC debut.|
|Win||10–0||Alex Carter||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Capital City Cage Wars||2008-11-01||1||1:05|
|Win||9–0||Diego Brandao||TKO (Injury)||Pro Battle MMA – Immediate Impact||2008-10-04||2||N/A|
|Win||8–0||Brent Mehrhoff||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||XFO 25 – Outdoor War 4||2008-08-09||2||2:22|
|Win||7–0||Matt MacGrath||Decision (Unanimous)||MFC 16 – Anger Management||2008-05-09||3||5:00|
|Win||6–0||Edgar Wade||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||IC 44 – Iowa Challenge 44||2007-10-06||1||1:01|
|Win||5–0||Marcus Hermann||Submission (Triangle Choke)||IC 42 – Iowa Challenge 42||2007-09-09||1||0:57|
|Win||4–0||Jason West||TKO||EC 82 – Extreme Challenge 82||2007-08-18||1||3:24|
|Win||3–0||Charles Wilson||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PF 4 – Pure Force 4||2006-09-19||1||4:36|
|Win||2–0||Adam Therriault||Submission (Strikes)||SC – Shootfighting Challenge||2006-08-26||1||2:35|
|Win||1–0||John Chester||TKO||Supreme – Fighting Challenge||2006-07-22||2||0:01|
- ↑ "With the right training, I can beat anybody.". FightLockdown. Retrieved on June 23, 2009.
- ↑ "Paul Kelly vs. Matt Veach, Jon Madsen vs. Mustapha Al-Turk slated for UFC 112". AroundtheOctagon. Retrieved on February 5, 2010.