Matt Arroyo His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Matt Arroyo?
Matt Arroyo is a 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under Royce Gracie Black belt Rob Kahn. Matt has a tremendous amount of grappling experience and knowledge, as he has won an ADCC North American Trials Championship. Matt runs his own Mixed Martial Arts academy called Gracie Tampa South that he operates with his mentor Rob Kahn. Matt is also an experienced MMA fighter who started his career in the Ultimate Fighter TV series, Team Hughes vs Team Serra. After the TV series Matt Arroyo became a contracted UFC fighter.
Matt began his Mixed Martial Arts career fighting for the Combat Fighting Club (CFC). On the 23rd of September 2006 in Orlando Florida, Matt made his debut against Naeem Munir. Matt started the fight at a frenetic pace as he secured a take down, and with only 56 seconds gone on the clock, Matt finished his opponent with a Rear Naked Choke. Two months later Matt took a fight against Matt Brown on the (RFC) Real Fighting Championship 7: Night of Champions. After a close first round full of exchanges, Matt Arroyo was stopped early in the second round by a volley of punches from Matt Brown.
At the start of 2007 Matt jumped inside the cage for his third professional fight. Matt jumped Ariel Pena early, taking him down to the canvas, and in less than two minutes into the fight he secured a Triangle Choke submission. Matt Arroyo had aspirations of becoming a UFC fighter so he tried out for the popular tv series The Ultimate Fighter season 6, Team Hughes vs Team Serra. Upon selection into the tv show Matt Arroyo was extremely excited, but also spoke later about the fear he had because he went into the show with a miniscule 2 - 1 fight record.
Matt was chosen to be on Matt Serra’s team and in his first fight he defeated Dorian Price with a Rear Naked Choke. Matt Arroyo moved into the quarterfinals, as he was primed to take on Troy Mandaloniz. The fight did not last long as Matt took him down and finished the fight with an Armbar in the first round. During a coaches bowling match Matt Arroyo helped coach Matt Serra to a win against Matt Hughes, as the team celebrated there were heated exchanges between both parties. Matt Arroyo was confident as he looked forward to his semi final match against Mac Danzig.
Matt Arroyo was training extremely hard for his fight and in the midst of some wrestling, Matt suffered an injury forcing him to pull out of the Danzig fight. Mac Danzig went on to become the season 6 winner, as Matt Arroyo would be given a chance in the finale as he took on his semi final replacement John Kolosci. During a fast paced match Matt Arroyo managed to secure yet another submission win via Armbar at 4:42 into the first round. After the event Matt Arroyo was given a two fight contract with the UFC.
Matt would have his first official UFC fight at The Ultimate Fighter season 7 finale. Looking for retribution Matt Arroyo would take on Matt Brown, unfortunately for Matt Arroyo he suffered the same fate as their first fight, a TKO loss. In January 2009 Matt would have his second fight on the big stage at UFC 94, he would go up against Dan Cramer. The fight lasted all three rounds in a very close battle, as Dan Cramer was awarded a split decision win. Matt’s disappointments would only worsen as the UFC released him after the fight.
2009 was a year of disappointment with the end of his UFC career, but it was also a year of achievement as he was awarded his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by his longtime coach Rob Kahn. Matt Arroyo started to focus on his Jiu Jitsu as he began coaching at his new academy Gracie Tampa South. In 2014 Matt conquered the ADCC North American Trials as he secured the Gold medal and a berth at the 2015 ADCC Championships. Matt has continued with his grappling career, competing in events like Grapplers Quest, Eddie Bravo Invitational, The Ultimate Grappler Championship and IBJJF events.
How Old Is Matt Arroyo?
Matt Arroyo grew up in Cobleskill, New York in the United States of America. He was born on the 1st of September in 1982, he is currently 39 years of age.
Matt Arroyo's Life Before Professional Fighting!
Matt Arroyo attended the University of Tampa where he was an extremely active student. Matt had high academic hopes as he obtained a bachelor of science degree. During his college years Matt became the president of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi. Matt was training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts as his hobby throughout his college years. After graduating from college Matt was selling life insurance as a job for the next twelve months. Matt would then decide to become a full time fighter as he dedicated his time to training more extensively. In 2006 Matt Arroyo had his first ever professional Mixed Martial Arts fight.
How Much Is Matt Arroyo Worth?
Matt Arroyo has had a short career in Mixed Martial Arts, and a long one in BJJ. He has made some significant remuneration through his MMA career, as most fighters make roughly 150 thousand per year. Over the course of his career through fighting and running his academy in Tampa he has accumulated a Net worth of close to 2 million dollars. Matt Arroyo has also worked exclusively with the world renowned BJJ Fanatics online platform. He has filmed 3 instructional videos titled; "Back Attack Blueprint", "BJJ Defense Blueprint" and "Beat Bigger Stronger Grapplers Blueprint" all his videos are available for purchase through bjjfanatics.com.
How Tall Is Matt Arroyo?
Matt Arroyo stands at 6 feet and 0 inches tall which is the equivalent of 183 centimetres.
How Much Does Matt Arroyo Weigh?
Matt Arroyo weighs in at 77 kilograms which is the equivalent to 170 pounds. He has also competed in the 87 kilogram division in Jiu Jitsu tournaments.
Matt Arroyo's Fight List!
Matt Arroyo has fought extensively throughout his career in MMA and Jiu Jitsu. He has fought against athletes like; Miguel Baeza, Daniel Moraes, Scott Yockel, Leonardo De Paiva Machado, Matt Brown, Ariel Pena, John Kolosci, Naeem Munir, Dan Cramer, Mike Padilla, Orlando Castillo, Josh Hayden, Gordon Ryan and Rustem Chsiev.
Matt Arroyo's Best Fight Of All Time!
Matt Arroyo has had some great submission victories throughout his MMA career. All three of Matt’s submission wins came in the first round including a 56 second Rear Naked Choke victory over Naeem Muir. Matt competed at the 2014 ADCC North American Trials, after defeating 3 opponents in a row Matt went on to secure a final match against Josh Hayden. In the previous round Josh Hayden defeated Gordon Ryan with a Heel Hook from 50/50 guard. Matt knew that Josh was a good leg locker so he played a very traditional game of passing guard, moving to mount and trying to secure the back for the finish. As the two squared off Josh tried a few times to secure the leg of Matt, except Matt was wise as he utilised good head control to keep Josh away. Matt would secure passing points and a mount control as he won the match 7 - 0, booking himself a place at the 2015 ADCC Championships.
Who Did Matt Arroyo Lose To?
Matt Arroyo has lost 3 MMA fights in his career, his first loss was to Matt Brown at the RFC Night of Champions event. Matt also lost to Matt Brown a second time in his first contracted UFC fight at The Ultimate Fighter finale of season 7. In both of his fights against Brown he was stopped by a flurry of punches leading to TKO defeats. Matt has also lost to Gordon Ryan at Grapplers Quest with a Heel Hook and at the Eddie Bravo Invitational. Matt competed at the ADCC Championships in 2015 as he was defeated in the first round by Rustem Chsiev.
Matt Arroyo's Record!
Matt Arroyo has been involved with Martial Arts for a long time, training in Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu. During his MMA career he compiled a record of 3 wins and 3 losses, including a 1 - 2 UFC record. Although Matt did secure 2 exhibition wins during his time in The Ultimate Fighter tv series, which would give him a better looking 5 - 3 record. Matt Arroyo has a list of accomplishments that include;
Submission of the Night Honours at the Finale of the Ultimate Fighter (2006) ADCC North American Trials Champion (2014) ADCC Qualifier (2015) The Ultimate Grappler Champion (2014) Copa American Grappling Champion (2016) IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion (2020)
Matt Arroyo's Injuries!
Matt Arroyo has been a prolific competitor in Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts over his last 15 years. He has suffered from many minor injuries along his journey including strains and bruises. His most frustrating injury came in 2007 when he was on a roll on The Ultimate Fighter tv series. After defeating Dorian Price and Troy Mandaloniz, Matt was headed into a semi final against Mac Danzig. In the lead up to the fight Matt was training his wrestling with one of his team members, as they both secured a body lock Matt was on the receiving end of a slam that broke his rib. As a result of his injury, Matt was forced to pull out of his fight as it became extremely frustrating for the up and coming athlete.
Is Matt Arroyo Retired?
Matt Arroyo has retired from MMA, back in 2009 after his loss to Dan Cramer he decided to focus on his Jiu Jitsu. He received his Black belt and moved forward by opening up his academy, Gracie Tampa South. Matt has been extremely active on the Jiu Jitsu circuit as he has competed in numerous tournaments including ADCC, Grapplers Quest, IBJJF events and Eddie Bravo Invitationals. Matt has had a great career as he looks to pass on his expertise and knowledge to many of his Tampa students.
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