Matt Hamill has done what many combat sports athletes have done. That is retired multiple times only to come back and continue fighting late in their careers.
Hamill, aka ‘The Hammer,” last fought in the UFC back in 2013, and at 40 years old is still competing now.
Matt Hamill is a three-time NCAA Division-III wrestling champion, introduced to the masses on season three of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Some of his most memorable moments in the UFC have been his controversial split decision loss to Michael Bisping, and his highlight reel head kick knockout of Mark Munoz. Hamill is notable for being the first deaf competitor in the UFC.
After his second return from retirement, Hamill has competed in various regional events. He was 0-4 in the last few years. That all changed this past weekend when he faced fellow UFC veteran Luiz Cane.
The bout took place in Brazil this weekend and it only took 38 seconds for Hamill to get the knockout.
Watch the clip here:
Matt Hamill KO's Luiz Cané at Fight2Night 2 pic.twitter.com/O5Jdl9MIGM
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With this KO, Hamill ended his losing streak and his overall record improved to 13-8. This was Hamill’s first victory since 2012, back when he was still in the UFC.
Luis Cane was on a pretty good run before being KO’ed here. He was going 5-1 since being released from the UFC back in 2012. The 36-year-old Brazilian’s MMA record is now dropped to 17-7, with 1 no contest.