Sam Hughes would make her UFC debut at Saturday’s UFC 256 occasion when she battles leading-ten ranked Tecia Torres.
Hughes (5-1-) will be having the battle on quick-recognize after Torres’ first opponent, Angela Hill, was pressured to pull out of the bout owing to a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at. The 28-calendar year-old has most a short while ago been competing for LFA and finished her hottest struggle by way of a initially-spherical submission.
In advance of UFC 256, Hughes just lately took to her Instagram web page to mirror on her upcoming promotional debut.
“ITS Fight Week! Apart from this time the stage is a tiny distinct. Hyper focused, even extra sharp, I’m completely ready to present everyone this is where by I belong. Time to shock the globe. Who’s with me?.” Hughes wrote.
Also identified as “Sampage”, Hughes spoke additional about the impending struggle throughout a the latest media job interview.
“I experience definitely actually fantastic likely into this struggle. I assume the best issue for me is that I really did not have a six 7 days schooling camp or a four 7 days schooling camp to permit the nerves set in. I have just been occupied with everything else. So it is been fantastic, it’s been a truly productive week, and I’m super thrilled to get in the cage Saturday night.” she said.
“[Tecia Torres is] rated variety 9 for a rationale,” Hughes continued. “But I know exactly where her holes are, and I know wherever my strengths are, so I are likely to capitalize on that, and I’ll exhibit you men on Saturday.”
UFC 256 requires spot this Saturday 12 December, 2020, from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The preliminary card featuring Torres vs. Hughes will be aired dwell on ESPN from 8pm ET.