Sam Hughes, Istela Nunes agree to meet at April 16 UFC Fight Night event


Sam Hughes will meet Istela nunes at UFC’s April 16 Fight Night. Both athletes have confirmed this via social media after a report by Dama de Ferro ..

A former LFA strawweight title contender, Hughes (5-4) is 0-3 under the UFC banner with defeats against Tecia Torres, Loma Lookboonmee and Luana Pinheiro. “Sampage”, who scored finish in four out of five MMA victories, also had a trio first-round submissions.

Nunes (6-2, 1 no-contest), who once competed for the ONE strawweight gold, was stopped by Ariane Carnelossi in her UFC debut this past October after serving a two-year USADA suspension. Nunes defeated Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi prior to joining the UFC.

The Fight Night card is headlined by a rematch between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad in a yet-to-be-announced location. The lineup also a features a middleweight showdown between Uriah Hall and rising jiu-jitsu specialist Andre Muniz.