Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn (Photo: mixfight.nl)
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn – Anaheim, Calif. – Arrowhead Pond – Sept. 23, 2006
Matt Hughes avenged his only loss in 20 fights when he beat B.J. Penn at UFC 63.
Hughes retained the UFC welterweight title over “The Prodigy” on a TKO in Round 3. He avenged the loss of his title to Penn two years earlier at UFC 46.
Georges St. Pierre was supposed to challenge Hughes for title, but he had to drop out of the fight due to a groin injury.
GSP came into the cage after the fight and told Hughes, “I’m not impressed with your performance.”
Take my money – I’m ready to see that fight!
Mike Swick beat David Loiseau in a middleweight, as all three judges scored the bout 29-28.