Round 1 - Referee Josh Rosenthal in charge of this welterweight contest. Almeida takes the center and Highes cricles around. Almeida light on his feet and lands the first jab. Right hand scores. Hughes feeling things out and has yet to attack. Kick to the body from Hughes. Almeida kicks high, but it's blocked. Almeida looks quick as he jabs and avoids. Almeida catches a low kick and delivers a right. Quick clinch from Almeida, and he lands a right hand. Hughes can't get going early. INside leg kick from Almeida. Almeida avoids a left. Patient attack from Almeida. Hughes lands a left, and Almeida drops. Hughes chases and grabs an arm in choke from the front. Almeida is kneeling, but he's stuck. Hughes commits to the choke, adjusts his grip and squeezes. Almeida out cold. Amazing finish. Matt Hughes def. Ricardo Almeida via technical submission - Round 1, 3:15.