The Abu Dhabi Combat Club has just announced a much-awaited rematch: Renzo Gracie vs Matt Hughes ADCC 2017.
The fight will be held inside the Espoo Metro Areena at Helsinki, Finland. This will serve as one of the highlights of the World Championship weekend from September 22 to 24.
These are two of the biggest names in the sport. They met in the ring before at UFC 112, but this was way back in 2010. Hughes won this bout, but many were clamoring for a rematch. One almost happened in ADCC 2015, but Gracie suffered from a knee injury that required surgery.
Healthy and fit, the rematch can finally push through. This is an important fight for Gracie, who undoubtedly wants redemption after being knocked out in their first match.
This is an interesting clash of styles for the fans, especially those who want to see legends fighting for pride.