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Two legends are gcoming out of retirement to settle an old score, but it's not going to be in the UFC Octagon. Matt Hughes, former UFC Welterweight champion will grapple Renzo Gracie at ADCC 2017.

The superfight was announced a couple of days ago, and Gracie himself confirmed the match yesterday on Twitter in response to a fan asking if it was true.

The last time these warriors got together, it was UFC 112 (coincidentally in Abu Dhabi) and Hughes ended up defeating the Gracie by technical knockout. They would then be linked in another grappling duel at ADCC 2015, but Gracie was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.

That doesn't mean that Gracie hasn't been staying active, though. He took catch wrestler and Pride veteran, Kazushi Sakuraba to a draw at Metamoris 5.

The ADCC 2017 event will take place in Helsinki, Finland, sometime during September 22-24.


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