ESPN’s Franklin McNeil recently twittered this:
“It’s not official, but Matt Hughes-Ricardo Almeida appears headed to UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif. You guys didn’t hear this from me. via web”
The match does make sense as both men are coming off big victories. Hughes (44-7) is coming off a TKO victory over fellow legend Renzo Gracie at UFC 112.
The up and coming Almeida (12-3) recently won his bout against Matt Brown in the second round at UFC 111.