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Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie grappling match set for ADCC 2015

Former UFC champion Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie will compete once again - this time it is in a grappling match at ADCC 2015.


After meeting in the UFC octagon several years ago, Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie will collide once again in a grappling contest at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championships next year.

"It's a done deal," Gracie told "Matt asked to compete again at the ADCC and they offered me this wonderful fight. I wasn't expecting for this, but I immediately accepted it."

Hughes and Gracie competed at UFC 112 - coincidentally also in Abu Dhabi - back in 2010, and will now cross paths again half a decade later in September 2015 for their scheduled grappling contest.

The former welterweight champion holds a 2-2 record at the prestigious event, as he beat Ricardo Almeida and Jeremy Horn before losing to Jeff Monson and Tito Ortiz.

"Let's do this again," Gracie said. "Every time I have a chance to compete, I'm in. I can't say now. He fought there before, he's really tough. It's going to be a great fight."

The American fighter also revealed that he will be training with Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt Liborio, the head coach of American Top Team, ahead of the match.

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