Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Sam Hughes vs Jaqueline Amorim report
Who won Hughes vs Amorim?
Sam Hughes beat Jaqueline Amorim by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sam Hughes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Hughes vs Amorim stats
Sam Hughes stepped into the octagon with a record of 7 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Jaqueline Amorim made her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Hughes had an advantage in power over Amorim, with a 29% knock out percentage over Amorim's 17%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Amorim had a massive advantage over Hughes, boosting at 83% submission rate over Hughes' 43%.
Sam Hughes was the older woman by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Hughes had a height advantage of 2 inches over Amorim.
Hughes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made her debut in 2019, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Amorim, whose first professional fight was in 2020. She had fought 22 more professional rounds, 31 to Amorim's 9.
Hughes vs Amorim form
Hughes had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Piera Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Elise Reed at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Istela Nunes at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had been beaten by Luana Pinheiro at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had lost to Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 1 month, meaning she had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Amorim's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Hughes vs Amorim?
Sam Hughes was a 43/20 (+220) underdog going into the contest, while Jaqueline Amorim made her way into the ring at 37/100 (-270) with oddsmakers.
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