|Summary:||Takedowns, strength, world-class training partners|
|From:||Springfield, Illinois USA|
|Height:||5' 7" ( 170 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Feb 17, 2012
A graduate of the same college that produced legend Matt Hughes, Matt Veach has followed his former wrestling coach into the UFC, and with impressive performance against Grice and Edgar, he's looking to UK's Paul Kelly, an aggressive and exciting fighter.Mar 27, 2010
In a bout that walked away with fight of the night honors Frankie Edgar looks to take a step toward title contention with a fight finish while Matt Veach looks to follow up his debut comeback win and solidify his UFC career.May 05, 2009
Training: Strength and conditioning in the morning, and sparring at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2006 because I like to compete.
What ranks and titles have you held? Division I national qualifier in wrestling at Eastern Illinois University, placed third in State in high school wrestling.
Do you have any heroes? Jesus
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a great opportunity and a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Psychology
What was your job before you started fighting? Worked at a juvenile detention center, and did construction work.
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite striking technique: Right cross