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Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
Renzo’s entrance is met with a standing ovation.
The third man in the cage is Herb Dean.
Round 1: They are looking to exchange standing, things are starting off slow. Gracie landing some good shots. Hughes ties him up. Fairly uneventful first round, Hughes looks bored. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Gracie.
Round 2: Hughes landing some good leg kicks. Low blow by Gracie, they touch gloves and keep going. Hughes goes for a takedown but Gracie gets out of it. Renzo getting the better of the standup exchanges. The crowd is growing restless with the conservative pace approach both men are taking. Renzo tries for a takedown but Hughes stops him by threatening with a guillotine. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Hughes.
Round 3: The leg kicks Hughes is throwing seem to be making the difference in this fight. Hughes lands a good right but offers no follow up. Gracie looks frustrated. They clinch against the cage. Hughes lands some big shots but is content to sit back. Hughes knocks Gracie down with a leg kick and then helps him back up. He knocks Gracie down again with a kick to the leg. Hughes knocks him down again. Hughes landing big punches against the cage and the ref stops it.
Matt Hughes defeated Renzo Gracie via TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of Round 3.