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Report: Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie In Abu Dhabi

From Matt Hughes blog:

I didn’t know if I could say anything about my next fight, but I see that Dana has let the cat out of the bag. So I can tell you what I know, on April 10th I will be fighting Renzo Gracie in Abu Dhabi. I haven’t signed any paperwork and I don’t think Renzo has either; but I think this fight is going to happen. That’s all I know, serious training will start for me at the new year.

The bout was first reported to happen at UFC 109 in February, but it appears to be going down in April.  This is probably the best fight for Hughes at this point.  He's no longer a real contender as a welterweight and has been destroyed by the current champion twice.  He has been dogged by the guys at AKA for not wanting to fight any of them.  This fight with Renzo has some 'build up material' in that Hughes beat Royce Gracie, and Renzo choked out Pat Miletich who coached Hughes.  Also, this will be the first UFC event held in Abu Dhabi, which furthers their internation expansion efforts.  Now, let's just hope they can both stay healthy and injury free.