UFC 112: Hughes down 2nd Gracie victim

Matt Hughes successfully defeated Renzo Gracie on a third round TKO victory earning him a the place in the record books to successfully defeat two members of the Gracie clan last weekend in UFC 112 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.

After three years break from fighting, Gracie decided to finally step into the Octagon and fight former welterweight champion Hughes. Hughes felt comfortable standing up with Gracie all throughout the fight. Gracie had effective counter hooks but Hughes’ low kick proved to be more damaging.

Gracie had a difficult time bringing down Hughes and implement his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Hughes, who’s feeling comfortable standing up exchange, successfully ended the fight by damaging badly Gracie’s front leg with low kicks.

Gracie’s five remaining fights in his newly signed UFC contract should be enough to see if he still has game. Hughes, however, should be on his comeback trail after losses to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Thiago Alves but he’ll just spice up the division.

No more than that. πŸ™‚

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~ by Joshua Tadena on April 15, 2010.

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