Matt Hughes vs Thiago Alves, UFC 85, 7 June 2008
Matt Hughes vs Thiago Alves is a fight that shows just how incredible a fighter Thiago Alves is. He is close to the perfect balance between power and technique. This was a last minute main event to replace Chuck Liddell vs Rashad Evans. Thiago Alves came in at 174 pounds – 4 pounds over weight. However the fight went on as planned.
Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg II, UFC 52, 16 April 2005
Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg II is on the greatest UFC fights. Matt Hughes is one of the greatest UFC Welterweight Champions. He is a UFC hall of famer and one of the best MMA fighters in the history of MMA. He first won the UFC Welterweight Championship from Carlos Newton in 2001 with a KO via slam. He defended his belt 5 times and lost it to BJ Penn in 2004. He later won the belt back in his second fight against George St-Pierre. He defended it 2 times before losing the belt to GSP again. In his second time as Champion, his first belt defense was against Frank Trigg in Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg II.