UFC 65 Ultimate Fighting Championship from Las Vegas, has Georges St. Pierre wins with TKO over Matt Hughes in the Octagon at Arco Arena real estate. St. Pierre has never been shy in saying Matt Hughes as his mma mixed martial arts idol, even citing it as a reason for his 2004 loss to the longtime champion. Tonight St. Pierre beat his hero in their rematch, scoring a one-sided second round TKO to win the UFC 65 Welterweight Championship.
The outcome was most unexpected my most UFC 65 enthusiasts. Most MMA observers, who figured the Ultimate Fighting Championship Bad Intentions bout would be one of the most competitive of 2006. Finally, it was George St. Pierre who ran through Matt Hughes with extreme prejudice.
Georges St. Pierre 13-1 pushed the UFC 65 pace early behind leg kicks and punches as Matt Hughes 42-5 took his time. At the one minute mark of the round, it was St. Pierre picking the action up in the Octagon even more enthusiastically as he stopped Hughes with his impressive standup. Two low kicks from St. Pierre halted his momentum as Matt Hughes was forced to take a break for recovery. The Canadian kept his focus upon the restart and went right back to working his hands and feet on Hughes and tossing off the first half-hearted takedown attempt. With under 1:20 to go, St. Pierre took the fight to the canvas and landed some strikes before standing and scoring with a knee. Hughes looked to get points by committing to a takedown, but St. Pierre brushed him off and finished with a right hand that dropped the Ultimate Fighting champion just before the bell.Hughes began the second round of UFC 65 Bad Intentions with a smile, as St. Pierre was winning the standup game and showing physical strength to keep the UFC champion at bay. St. Pierre, with 3:45 remaining, landing a high left kick that put Hughes on the mat. With referee John McCarthy’s stoppage in the Octagon at 1:25 of the second round, a new UFC winner was crowned.
In the co-feature at Ultimate Fighting Championship 65, Tim Sylvia retained his UFC Heavyweight Championship with a five round unanimous decision over Jeff Monson in a fight that was closer than the 50-45 and 49-46, twice, judges’ verdicts.
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UFC 65 Ultimate Fighting Championship Georges St. Pierre wins in the Octagon with TKO over Matt Hughes.
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