Matt Hughes (45-7) pulls out his first win as a UFC hall of famer in an impressive fashion with a modified anaconda after stunning Ricardo Almeida with a straight left  that put down the younger Almeida early in the first (3:15).

The 36-year-old welterweight has now won three straight fights against top contenders Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, and now Ricardo Almeida in the UFC. The average title shot in the UFC will come after three to four consecutive wins. With such a stacked weight class, Hughes will most likely have to knock off two more top contenders to get back to his former belt.