Matthew "The Viper" Vaile
Phuket Top Team / CORE MMA
Matt Vaile is an extremely talented mixed martial artist fighting out of Hamilton - and longtime training partner of Luke Jumeau, Hamilton's first UFC fighter.
Matt's MMA career started off with a bang as he battled Hiki Haunui on the Full Force Fight Co. promotion - which he won via Rnd1 Rear-Naked Choke (RNC), but sustained a nasty cut in the process. After his recovery, Matt came out to make a statement - and has had a successful amateur career to date - a single controversial extension-round decision loss sits on his record, which has been avenged with a combination of submission's and TKO's.
Not one to pass up opportunities, Matt took a short-notice Kickboxing fight on the Hamilton Knee's of Fury card 2014, where he won via TKO in Rnd 1. He also took his Professional MMA Debut match at the UMAF show in Christchurch on 2 weeks notice, and won with a vicious 1st Rnd Knockout.
Matthew is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purplebelt and a Tae-Kwon-Do Blackbelt, as well as being the XFC Australia Professional Welterweight Champion.