Matchup: Matt Hughes (33-3-0) vs. Sean Sherk (17-0-1)
Date: April 25, 2003
Location: Miami, Florida
Recap: Matt Hughes survived the sternest test of his reign as welterweight champion as he outlasted fellow wrestler Sean Sherk via unanimous decision in a compelling five round war that saw both men match wits, skill, and strength for 25 minutes.
Outcome: Hughes by Unanimous Decision