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The fight was Renzo Gracie's UFC debut. It was the second win that Matt Hughes secured over a member of the Gracie family.

The FightEdit

The first round began and they touched gloves. Hughes had come out orthodox which was strange. Hughes missed a perfunctory high kick. Four thirty-five. Four fifteen. Hughes landed a leg kick. Four minutes. Gracie missed a body shot. Hughes missed a pair of jabs. Three thirty-five. Renzo landed a left hook. Gracie missed a right hand. He missed another wild right hand. He landed a straight left. They clinched with three fifteen. Gracie stuffed a single. Three minutes. Hughes landed a body shot. They broke away. Two thirty-five. They clinched again. Hughes kneed the inner thigh. Two fifteen. The crowd chanted 'Gracie'. Hughes kneed the inner thigh. They broke with two minutes. One thirty-five as Hughes landed a good leg kick. Gracie pressed forward. Hughes checked a leg kick. One fifteen. One minute. They clinched. Hughes landed another good leg kick. And another a moment later. Thirty-five as Hughes missed a Superman punch oddly. The crowd was booing slightly. Fifteen. Gracie missed a left hook and landed a front kick. Hughes missed a leg kick. The first round ended and they touched gloves. 'I want step-step-bang and then throw that leg kick,' Horn told Hughes in the corner. 'He's getting closer to me every time,' Hughes said. There was a bit of swelling under Hughes's right eye from that one left hook. The second round began and they touched gloves. Gracie pumped a jab twice. Hughes landed a leg kick and another with four thirty-five. Gracie pumped the double jab. Four fifteen as they clinched and broke with Hughes kneeing the groin. They touched gloves and kept going as the crowd applauded. Four minutes. Gracie missed a right hand and a left hook. They clinched, Hughes had double underhooks. Gracie defended the takedown with the whizzer and they broke. Three thirty-five. There was blood on the forehead of Hughes. Hughes landed a leg kick. Three fifteen. Hughes landed a right hand slightly. Three minutes. Hughes landed another big leg kick. Hughes blocked a right hand. The crowd was booing loudly. Hughes missed a leg kick. Two thirty-five remaining. Gracie missed a right and Hughes smiled at him. Gracie faked the knee coming forward. Two fifteen. More boos. Two minutes. Gracie landed a leg kick. Hughes landed a left hook and a right and Gracie smiled as well. Hughes landed a leg kick. He missed a left hook. One thirty-five. Hughes pumped the double jab and landed the second one, and landed a leg kick. One fifteen. More boos. Hughes landed that left hook. One minute. Hughes landed a left jab. Gracie missed the left hook. Hughes landed a leg kick and Gracie stumbled very slightly. Hughes missed a right hand, he ate one. Thirty-five. Hughes blocked a right hand. Gracie was limping on the leg slightly. Hughes stuffed a single and worked for a standing guillotine. They broke, Hughes landed a left hook and they clinched, Hughes landed a knee, ate one and landed one. The second round ended and they went back to their corners, greeted by thunderous boos. 'Is my head staying up too much?' Hughes asked. The third round began. Hughes came out smiling. They touched gloves. Hughes landed a leg kick. Four thirty-five. Hughes landed a jab. He landed a leg kick. Hughes landed a counter left hook. Four fifteen. Gracie missed a left hook. They clinched and Hughes broke with a body shot. Four minutes. Hughes landed a big leg kick. Hughes landed a right hand and he backed off. Hughes faked the leg kick, Gracie flinched. Three thirty-five left. Hughes landed a big leg kick. Gracie was limping. Hughes landed a right hand and an uppercut and they clinched. Three fifteen. Hughes kneed the legs four times. Three minutes. Gracie was warned for grabbing the shorts. Gracie defended the plum. Hughes landed three big uppercuts and broke. Gracie was hurt. Hughes landed a left hook. He landed a leg kick and a big left hook. Two thirty-five. Hughes landed a big leg kick. Hughes missed a straight left. Gracie was wobbly. Two fifteen. Gracie's mouth was wide open. Gracie landed a leg kick and an uppercut. Hughes dropped Gracie with a leg kick. Two minutes. Hughes backed off, he helped Gracie up and backed off. They touched gloves. Hughes dropped Gracie with another leg kick. Hughes backed off. One thirty-five. The crowd booed. Gracie stood slowly. Hughes landed a right hand, uppercut and a leg kick anda nother. One fifteen. Hughes landed a right and an uppercut. One minute as Gracie landed a weak leg kick. Gracie tripped to his back and laid there hurting. Hughes backed off. The crowd booed loudly. Gracie stood slowly. Hughes landed a big leg kick. Thirty-five as Hughes landed another big leg kick there. Gracie's hands were down. Hughes landed a jab and and another and another and a right hand and a big jab and another right and Gracie dropped and Herb stopped the fight. Hughes went over and helped Gracie up and hugged him.

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