Sam Hughes
Hughes
United States flag
Apr 16 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
Istela Nunes
Nunes
Brazil flag
5-4-0
MD 3
MD 3
6-2-0

The tape

32
Age
31
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
64.6" / 164 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

UDUDKOSUBSUB
Form
SUBUDSUBSDKO
5
Wins
6
1
By KO
2
20
KO%
33
3
By SUB
0
60
SUB%
0
4
Loses
2
1
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2019
Debut
2015
9
Bouts
9
19
Rounds
22
1 hours, 21 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 36 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Sam Hughes vs Istela Nunes report

Who won Hughes vs Nunes?

Sam Hughes beat Istela Nunes by majority decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 16th April 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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 Nunes stats

Sam Hughes stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Istela Nunes made her way to the cage with a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out.

The stats suggested Nunes had an advantage in power over Hughes, with a 33% knock out percentage over Hughes' 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Hughes had a massive advantage over Nunes, boasting a 60% submission rate over Nunes' 0%.

Sam Hughes was the older woman by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Hughes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nunes.

Hughes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made her debut in 2019, 3 years and 4 months later than Nunes, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 6 more professional rounds, 34 to Nunes' 28.

Hughes vs Nunes form

Sam Hughes had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Luana Pinheiro at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had been beaten by Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, she had won against Danielle Hindley at LFA 93 on 16th October 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.

Before that, she had been defeated by Vanessa Demopoulos at LFA 85 on 17th July 2020 by submission in the 4th round in their LFA Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.

She had beaten Lisa Mauldin at LFA 81 on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa.

Activity check

Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 15 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Hughes vs Nunes?

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