Renzo Gracie vs. Matt Hughes in the works for UFC 109?

source: 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.

Hughes has turned down bouts with top contenders Josh Koscheck and Mike Swick in recent months, citing the desire to only participate in "interesting" fights. He defeated Royce Gracie at UFC 60 in 2006, and his last appearance in the Octagon came at UFC 98 in May, where he defeated Matt Serra. can also confirm that reports of a bout between Demian Maia and Royce Gracie for the same card is nothing more than a rumor.

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BUFFGEO site profile image  

11/12/09 2:09 PM by BUFFGEO

well then they just fucked him

Jsteven site profile image  

11/12/09 2:04 PM by Jsteven

Zero1 site profile image  

11/12/09 12:55 PM by Zero1

I think Renzos BJJ doesn´t depend so much on age while Hughes isn´t in his prime any more......I think Renzo wins.....

BillyRayChubbs site profile image  

11/12/09 12:46 PM by BillyRayChubbs

 SO asking this question since no one else has.... Hwo DO you think Renzo is going to do at age 42?

thforklift site profile image  

11/12/09 12:32 PM by thforklift

to me, this wreaks of tito vs. shamrock.

HardHittingHeeb site profile image  

11/12/09 10:31 AM by HardHittingHeeb

Gotta root for Renzo. Hughes is a bad matchup for him, but Renzo is the fucking man and a class act and I hope he catches Hughes.

jkkazmier site profile image  

11/12/09 9:08 AM by jkkazmier

how you guys think Renzo is gonna do at age 45?

RaGEDMentaL site profile image  

11/12/09 9:03 AM by RaGEDMentaL

Gracie's are like a fine Wine, they get better with age.

FreakDaddy site profile image  

11/12/09 8:43 AM by FreakDaddy

Is this fight signed or just a rumor??

FreakDaddy site profile image  

11/10/09 9:53 PM by FreakDaddy

I think Matt would stop him, but you never know.