The first fight revealed a huge disparity in striking technique between the two of them as well as Hughes' only weapon - his wrestling - which GSP can exploit as a weakness.
Hughes constantly had to readjust his feet (something he did SLOWLY) to keep GSP in front of him while trying to use a weak jab (something ELSE he did SLOWLY) while SP would move in at will and score with his hands. Then he started playing the "ground game" with Hughes......
<---These were my exact reactions after that fight and to this day I wonder how many times he looked at the fight calling himself @#@#!!! and $%$#@!!!
The only adjustment SP needs to make this time is to keep the fight standing staying to left of Hughes lead shoulder. Hughes puts his weight mostly on his lead foot, carries his lead hand low, and leaves his chin unprotected.
Distance, timing, and sharp combos are all skills GSP has and the prefect recipe for a Knockout over Matt Hughes.