Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
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: Luque vs. Muhammad 2, on Saturday 16th April 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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 Nunes stats
Sam Hughes stepped into the octagon with a record of 5 wins, 4 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins 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 at 60% submission rate over Nunes' 0%.
Sam Hughes was the same age as Istela Nunes, at 31 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 year and 4 months later than Nunes, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 3 more professional rounds, 31 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 defeated 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, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, she had lost to Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, she had defeated Danielle Hindley at LFA 93 on 16th October 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
She had been beaten by Vanessa Demopoulos at LFA 85 on 17th July 2020 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their LFA Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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