“The Takedown” is an adventure series on Sportsman Channel that follows nine-time UFC Champion and Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes as he travels the world in pursuit of nature’s most challenging big game species. “The Takedown” tells the stories of extraordinary people, places, cultures and current topics surrounding both the outdoor and hunting industry. Experience the story, struggles and adversity Matt Hughes and his team face during this highly anticipated series. From the deserts of Namibia, to the frozen tundra of the Yukon, “The Takedown” gives the audience an unprecedented look inside Matt’s life beyond the Octagon as an American hunter, conservationist and friend.
Matt Hughes is an American retired mixed martial artist, nine-time UFC Welterweight Champion, two-time UFC Hall of Fame inductee, and NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee. During his time in the UFC, Matt put together two separate six-fight winning streaks, defeated all the available opposition in the welterweight division, and defended the belt a then-record seven times. During his reign, Matt was widely considered the #1 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world. Matt is regarded by many analysts and several media outlets as one of the greatest welterweight fighters of all time, as well as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the sport’s history. Matt has hunted his entire life and is thrilled to give the audience this unprecedented look inside his life beyond the Octagon as an American hunter, conservationist and friend.