Matchup: Matt Hughes (29-3-0) vs. Carlos Newton (9-4-0)
Date: November 02, 2001
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Recap: At UFC® 34, Matt Hughes won the UFC® welterweight championship by knocking out Carlos Newton in two rounds. But the domination by Hughes, was not without a dose of controversy as there were questions about whether Hughes was choked unconscious by Newton's triangle choke before landing the fight ending slam.
Outcome: Hughes by KO, Round 2