Sunday, January 21, 2007

UFC champ to speak at Family Life Fellowship

Family Life Fellowship is hosting an event with Matt Hughes as the guest speaker on January 28 at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Matt Hughes is an amazing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter. He was born and raised in Hillsboro, a small town with a population of 4,500 that is located in south central Illinois. As youngsters, he and his twin brother Mark spent most of their time on the family farm playing and learning the importance of hard work. Matt often remembers being “volunteered” by his father to help family friends on their farms and still recalls his dad driving home the principle that “You never take advantage of someone else's misfortune.”

It is no secret that Matt's greatest opportunity to date in the octagon occurred during UFC 34 when he took the stage against the then-world champion Carlos Newton. Hughes made the most of this opportunity, knocking out Newton in a come-from-behind victory; earning, for the first time, the belt and title as the "UFC World Welterweight Champion."


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