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UFC Champion Matt Hughes Comes to Browning Booth at the SHOT Show

Release Date: 7/10/2009

A while ago we received a quick vist from Browning friend Matt Hughes. Matt was fresh from his tough UFC fight in Vegas. Hughes earned an impressive decision in the contest which made us here at Browning very happy. And if you didn't notice, Hughes was wearing one of his favorite company logos right there on his shorts during the fight -- the Browning Buckmark. Talk about "Show Us Your Buckmark."

Matt recently helped us out at the Browning booth at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

Matt is a life long outdoorsman and hunter and a true fan of Browning. We are glad to have him as part of the Browning family. In the future you'll see more of him around here as he documents his hunts and shooting activities on browning.com.

While in Utah Matt took some time to try out a new Browning X-Bolt rifle. Matt is already an A-Bolt nut, and has his A-Bolt decked out for serious long range shooting -- something he takes as seriously as his fighting. So we were very curious and interested in how he would feel about making the switch to an X-Bolt. The answer: he loves it. In a short video Matt gave us his thoughts and impressions on the X-Bolt which you may find intesting. Check it out on YouTube on the Browningvideos channel.

A short bio on Matt Hughes. 

Matt Hughes was born in Hillsboro, Illinois on October 13, 1973. Hughes has two siblings, a sister and his twin brother Mark. He and Mark spent a lot of time on the family farm in their childhood. During their high school days, they both played football and wrestled. Matt went to college at Southwestern Illinois College, a two-year college located in Belleville, Illinois before transferring to Lincoln College, in Lincoln, Illinois and then on to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. His freshman and sophomore years, he made the NJCAA All-American Team, and his final two years he was listed on the NCAA Division I All-American Teams.

He is the 9-time World Welterweight Champion of the UFC. With a record of 43-5, Matt has traveled the world and has become a household name amongst mixed martial arts fans. He has proven time and time again that ‘a country boy can survive.’

Team Hughes fights out of H.I.T. Squad, a Granite City, Illinois gym, which he co-owns. Matt and his wife, Audra have one daughter together, and they each have a son. The couple is expecting their second child together. He recently published his autobiography, Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History.

 To read more on Matt, his history and to take a look at his blog go to: http://www.matt-hughes.com/

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