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

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Sam Hughes and Istela Nunes will collide at UFC’s April 16 Fight Night card, both athletes confirmed on social media following a report from 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” scored finishes in four of her five MMA wins, including a trio of 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.

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