Matt Hughes is a former UFC welterweight champion and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.
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Matt Hughes celebrates after submitting Ricardo Almeida in the first round at UFC 117. (Aug. 7, 2010)
Matt Hughes, top, submits Ricardo Almeida in the first round at UFC 117. (Aug. 7, 2010)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 07: Referee Josh Rosenthal stops the fight as Matt Hughes chokes Ricardo Almeida during the UFC Welterweight bout at Oracle Arena on August 7, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Renzo Gracie, left, of Brazil in action against Matt Hughes of Illinois during their Welterweight fight at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 112 event at the Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island, near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo)
UFC veteran Matt Hughes won a close decision over Matt Serra at UFC 98.