The UFC Hall of Fame has announced their latest member to their institution, former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra, who will be inducted on July 5 in the Pioneer’s Wing.
Serra first gained major attention by winning The Ultimate Fighter 4 and in the process earning a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, a fight nobody gave him a chance to win. Serra pulled off one of the greatest upsets in UFC history by defeating the Canadian legend by TKO in the first round.
Following the win, Serra would become one of the coaches on the Ultimate Fighter 6 and was set to fight opposing coach Matt Hughes but back injuries got in his way and his scheduled title defense against Hughes was scrapped. Serra would not be able to defend his Welterweight Championship for over a year and he did so against St. Pierre in Montreal. This time he would lose to St. Pierre by TKO in the second round.
Serra would later finally fight Hughes but he would come up on the losing end via unanimous decision. He would compete in the octagon two more times, with a win over Frank Trigg and loss to Chris Lytle.
Matt Serra retired with a record of 11 and 7.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Matt Serra for obtaining this prestigious honor.