Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Pinheiro vs Hughes?
Luana Pinheiro beat Sam Hughes by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC Vegas 43, on Saturday 20th November 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Luana Pinheiro.
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).
Pinheiro vs Hughes stats
Luana Pinheiro stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Sam Hughes made her way to the ring with a record of 5 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Pinheiro had a slight advantage in power over Hughes, with a 22% knock out percentage over Hughes' 20%.
Luana Pinheiro was the younger woman by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Hughes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pinheiro. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Pinheiro was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made her debut in 2016, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2019. She had fought 5 less professional rounds, 17 to Hughes' 22.
Pinheiro vs Hughes form
Sam Hughes had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to 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 defeated Danielle Hindley at LFA 93 on 16th October 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
Before that, she had lost to 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 beat 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.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.