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Hughes Trains BJ Penn for UFC 127

Written on February 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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As BJ Penn's prepares for Jon Fitch, his training includes working with a former rival in the Ultimate Fighting Championship -- Matt Hughes.

As UFC 127 draws near, BJ Penn gears up against Jon Fitch with the help of his former rival — Matt Hughes. Hughes spent several days in Hawaii last week to train BJ Penn for the upcoming UFC 127.

Jon Fitch’s approach to mixed martial arts revolves around wrestling. But Matt Hughes has a lot of knowledge in wrestling too. He is also one of the few high-end wrestlers in MMA who knows what it’s like to be in the cage with BJ Penn. Hence, it only makes sense why BJ Penn would ask for Hughes’ assistance in training.

Can Matt Hughes’ training session with BJ Penn help the latter to make it through? There’s only one way to find out. So for more UFC 127 news, just keep it posted here on Fighting Insider.

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Penn Brings Hughes Down the Mat

Written on November 22, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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BJ Penn inflicted one of the most devastating knockouts of his career on Matt Hughes at UFC 123, and then instantly got handed another stiff welterweight clash by president Dana White.

At UFC 123, Matt Hughes was inflicted with one of the most devastating knockouts from BJ Penn. Because of that, the latter got another welterweight clash by Dana White.

Penn used all of the remaining 21 seconds in the first round to dispose one of the best 170 pounder in UFC. He dumped his opponent on the floor with a vicious right hand, followed by several more punches afterwards. BJ Penn handed Hughes his first first-round knockout in almost a decade. And after the roars from the Michigan crowd died down, Dana White revealed that BJ Penn will face Jon Fitch next.

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