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Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Matt Hughes defeats Ricardo Almeida via Submission at 3:15 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Matt Hughes
Mmaweekly large Ricardo "Cachorrão" Almeida

Hughes
Submission
Round 1

44-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-3-0
Climbed to 45-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-4
+160 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -200 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Hillsboro, Illinois   Fighting out of   Hamilton, New Jersey
36 years, 9 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 8 months, 2 days
170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Hank Williams Jr. - A Country Boy Can Survive   Walkout Music   Social Distortion - Ball and Chain
Finney's HIT Squad   Gym   Renzo Gracie Academy
UFC 117
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
  • Date: Saturday 08.07.2010 at 11:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Oracle Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Oakland, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Almeida Total Disclosed Pay: $35,000
  • Hughes Total Disclosed Pay: $260,000
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Matt Hughes post-fight interview UFC 117 report dead link

    Matt Hughes says he isn't done yet after submission of the night win over Ricardo Almeida.

  • Promo Video  |  Joe Rogan breaks down Matt Hughes versus Ricardo Almeida report dead link

    Watch this video as Joe Rogan previews the Matt Hughes vs Ricardo Almeida fight.

Almeida vs. Hughes Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

hank you brother. See you in the morning. RT @SEAPaddleNYC: @rabjj Thanks for all the support and good luck tomorrow!!
5 days
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@flavioalmeidagb fala bicho me achou?
5 days
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@ArsnlTim if you can just help spread the word about @seapaddlenyc and the Autism fundraiser it's a huge contribution. thanks brother
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@ArsnlTim my son was also diagnosed in the spectrum in 2008. We had a lot of help from great friends...it's my obligation to pass it on
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@billybear10 u can donate to @seapaddlenyc at seapaddlenyc.org go to donations and type my last name. Really apreciate it my brother.
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Training for @seapaddlenyc and watching the sunset w my new mistress. Checkout the curves on her http://pi.pe/-vj50er #BJJ #MMA #UFC
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On my way to RABJJ. First time teaching in a while. Then its the Delaware river to train for @seapaddlenyc.Not sure i can do 28 miles
3 days
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'What is to give light must endure burning' -Victor Frankl...thank you all for the support... home sweet home...
2 days
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Thank all of you for the kind words. Having last meal in the room. Then nap then its go time. Bringing this one back to Renzo Gracie BJJ
7 hours
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Now the real fun begins #fb RT @ufc : Hughes vs Big Dog Almeida http://twitpic.com/2c8qqw
1 day
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Thank you all for the spupport. Just made 171lbs in my room. Tune in to the weigh ins. Thank you all for the support. Catch up tonight #fb
1 day
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RT @lucaatalla : RT @graciemag The new GRACIEMAG issue features "The Shocking Triangle", with Fabricio Werdum http://tinyurl.com/22udexd
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RT @tokyo5brand : #fashion Check out the Denim on Askmen.com: http://bit.ly/d6pM76 @askmen_com
1 day
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UFC117 Matt Serra picks RT @RedRum26 : @rabjj Matt "The Terror" Serra makes his #UFC117 picks! Must See http://bit.ly/d52mUE @ufc @danawhite
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Misery loves compay. Phil Davis is a freak and one of the most humble guys you will ever meet http://pi.pe/-nclihu #BJJ #MMA #UFC #UFC117
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Hopeyou are having a cooler day than me. Cutting weight is the least fun part about fighting http://pi.pe/-5d82xh
2 days
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Some of my picks for UFC117 http://pi.pe/-slyrd6 #MMA #UFC #UFC117
2 days
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If you think im brazillian, Brazil if not USA as long as my hands r up RT @octagonblog : @rabjj Octagon Blog: UFC 117 USA or Brasil ??
2 days
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Driving into San Francisco for Press Confference. http://pi.pe/-xvucbe #MMA #UFC #UFC117
2 days
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Video Blog Pt2 @MMAmaniaNews: Ricardo Almeida UFC 117 video blog for Matt Hughes fight (Episode two) http://sbnation.com/e/1370763
2 days
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Half way there... #fb http://pi.pe/-yin73g #BJJ #MMA #UFC #UFC117
3 days
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Thank you brother.RT @CurvatureFlow : @RABJJ I am rooting for you Ricardo in your fight vs. Hughes, wish you the best man!
3 days
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Thank you my man RT @Robert23Hersey : @rabjj Best wishes this weekend , looking forward to your decisive victory !!
3 days
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Just took some pictures for UFC Undisputed 2011 http://pi.pe/-uxjudd #MMA #UFC
3 days
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@DamonMartin thank you my brother the @seapaddlenyc will be fun and a great cause.
3 days
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RT @DamonMartin: Support Ricardo Almeida in Sea Paddle NYC to benefit Autism http://ht.ly/2kWzv #MMA #UFC @UFC @RABJJ @seapaddlenyc
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Dinner in Oakland. 15lbs to go http://pi.pe/-jwjaiv #MMA #UFC
4 days
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Weight Cut Food http://pi.pe/-se8xgs
4 days
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Longest security line ever at Newark Airport just made my flight
5 days
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@NickLembo Thank you nick. pumped for saturday.
5 days
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@RedRum26 my other account was hacked into and deleted. Couldnt even keep the username. Just started tweeing again?
5 days
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on my way to NYC to go over strategy w @renzograciebjj and John Danaher...doesn't get better than that as far as BJJ goes #fb
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@chuckGONDOS mostly water weight!!!
6 days
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i hired Corey Coopersmith to oversee my diet/cut. If i tell u he'd slice my throat!! RT @chuckGONDOS: @rabjj , sounds, how do you do that??
6 days
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Want an iPad? RT @MMAmaniaNews: Win a free iPad contest: Tokyo Five UFC 117/Ricardo Almeida monster giveaway! http://sbnation.com/e/1363526
6 days
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not sure this time it will hit the ground either but dont blink if it does RT @Stalker975: @rabjj Is he improving though
6 days
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Yes man my other account was deleted. Decided to tweet for fight week RT @RABJJStudent : @rabjj so is this really you Professor?
6 days
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at Wholefoods shopping for my weight cut 19 lbs to go. Going to be a rough week #fb
6 days
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Frankie Edgar’s grappling against Jiu-Jitsu world champion: http://bit.ly/djeKFP via @addthis #fb
7 days
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@BraulioEstima foi mal campeao. O meu outro twitter foi hacked e apagado. Abracao. Quando volta por aqui?
7 days
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@lucaatalla I leave for Oakland tuesday morning. Hav to tell you about the Paddle Board race I entered. Call u soon brother.
7 days
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Check this video out -- UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen Preview to air monday night on Spike TV http://youtu.be/zfiwN46upS0
7 days
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At MacGuire AFB and Fort Dix to teach some BJJ to our Armed Forces #fb
7 days
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Just finished last hard sparring seesion w the champ @frankieedgar, chris liguori and thr rest of RABJJ boys. Pics up soon
7 days
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RT @graciemag: Cachorrão, the “black sheep” who did fine http://bit.ly/9qIGe6
8 days
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Ricardo Almeida UFC 117 Walkout Shirt by Tokyo Five http://bit.ly/axuvmJ #fb
8 days
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@kingofny23 Thank you brother. Matt showed me some good stuff today. cant wait for next week.
8 days
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thanks my brother Matt Serra for coming down all the way from 'Strong' Island to help me for UFC 117 vs Hughes #fb http://yfrog.com/mk865uj
8 days
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@FerCappelli pode mandar a entrevista para ricardoalmeidabjj@gmail.com que eu respondo. Abraco campeao.
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