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Renzo Gracie to Fight Matt Hughes at UFC 109

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Heavy.com has confirmed with sources close to the UFC that a welterweight matchup between Renzo Gracie and Matt Hughes is in the works for UFC 109 in February.

Gracie, 42, last appeared in a February 2007 disqualification victory over Frank Shamrock. Rumors have circulated over the last month that the legendary Gracie family member has been in negotiations with the UFC. Both fighters have been approached about the fight, but bout agreements have not been signed.

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Post #1   11/12/09 1:25:25AM   

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This is a fight I want to see. It would be awesome for this fight to get ink'd.

Post #2   11/12/09 2:18:41AM   

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Well it looks like Matt will get his wishes after all......I think he gets a quick TKO victory here. Renzo is an old time Gracie fighter who is probably had his last good showing against a very old and retired Pat Miletich, afterwards he did get a split dec against Newton, and a DQ victory against Frank Shamrock, but those were not great showings at all, they were also over 2 years ago!

Post #3   11/12/09 2:26:42AM   

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The shamrock fight was a decent showing . Frank had nothing for Renzo and ultimately decided to intentionally dq himself , rather than get a loss . Then he had the nerve to blaim the result on Renzo's unwillingness to come to fight . Good reminder why i dont like frank .

I hope renzo takes this , sadly i see him losing a decision . Whats next for Hughes ? Drago? Luke Cummo?

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huge fight
but i do see this as co main event,

Post #5   11/12/09 4:19:52AM   

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I see Matt finally scoring a KO win.

Post #6   11/12/09 4:37:57AM   

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Cool fight. Hopefully it happens.

Post #8   11/12/09 6:47:58AM   

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Im actually quite looking forward to this! Hopefully Hughes crushes him like he did Royce.

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Renzo will be a much tougher fight for Matt than Royce was.
I think Matt will probably score a UD victory,but it wouldn't suprise me at all if Renzo was able to pull out a victory here.

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Nicely done, UFC.

I'll be picking Matt.

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I think this will be a lopsided win for Hughes. He's got enough jits defense (and mostly strength) to negate Gracie and will pound him out within the first 3 minutes of round 1.

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Posted by RMFG_187

I see Matt finally scoring a KO win.




Didn't he knockout Newton with a powerbomb?

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Posted by RMFG_187

I see Matt finally scoring a KO win.




Didn't he knockout Newton with a powerbomb?

Hughes went out from the triangle at the same time and got lucky to wake up first.

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I'm actually quite interested in this fight, I see Hughes dominating Renzo, either finishing him early, or winning a UD.

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