BJ Penn vs Matt Hughes 1 UFC 46, 2004

BJ Penn and Matt Hughes kicked off their memorable rivalry at UFC 46 for the welterweight championship. This fight would be Penn's welterweight debut.

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Thanks for posting! What a trilogy these two had! 

i think that was the first time ufc allowed a guy from a lower weight move up for a title fight

Wat baby jay!!!

Hughes underestimatesd Baby J.  I was at the the rematch in Anaheim, it was electric ! 

People don't understand the magnitude of what occurred in this fight. This is the fight that truly cemented BJ's legacy. Say what you will about his later career, but at this point, no one then or today was beating him.

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Boo this man

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Hughes underestimatesd Baby J.  I was at the the rematch in Anaheim, it was electric ! 


Penn would have won the rematch if he hadn't injured his ribs at the end of the 2nd round.

Penn was just a bad match-up for Hughes, much like Dennis Hallman was as well.

In hindsight, Hughes was about the only guy he could beat at 170.