Matchup: Matt Hughes (37-4-0) vs. Georges St-Pierre (7-0-0)
Date: October 22, 2004
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Recap: Matt Hughes had redemption on his mind after losing his title to BJ Penn in January of 2004, and what better way to get it than to win back the UFC® belt Penn was stripped of. Standing in his way was young Canadian superstar Georges St. Pierre, who gave Hughes all he could handle until the Illinois native locked in an armbar and submitted 'Rush' with just one second left in the first round.
Outcome: Hughes by submission, Round 1