UFC on ESPN 34: Nunes vs Hughes 04/16/2022 –
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has another stacked fight cart to excite their fans with UFC on ESPN 34 happening this Saturday, April 15. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the venue for the event. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View will be the best places to catch the action.
The main event will be featuring two welterweight fighters rematching as Vicente Luque goes up against Belal Muhammad. Istela Nunes will be seeing action in the undercard as she fights Sam Hughes in the women’s strawweight division.
It is forecasted in UFC betting spreads that Istela Nunes will be earning a victory over Sam Hughes.
UFC on ESPN 34: Nunes vs Hughes 04/16/2022
|When:||Saturday, April 16, 5:30 PM ET|
|Where:||UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|TV:||Pay Per View|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
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Istela Nunes is in the last year of her 20s and she is a fighter that flew all the way from San Jose Dos Pinhais, Parana in Brazil. She gets to represent both the Team Nunes and American Top Team in her pro bouts.
Nunes stands at five-foot-four and she has eight professional bouts mainly in the women’s strawweight division. She has won six matches with those wins divided to four decisions and two knockouts.
It has been a tough transition for Nunes to the UFC as she lost her debut fight against Ariane Carnelossi via submission. Prior to that, she has been competing mainly at ONE Championship since 2016.
Sam Hughes goes by a very interesting ring name as the “Sampage” and she hails from Everett, Washington in the United States. She has been training at the Catalyst Fight House MMA stable.
Hughes comes in as a 29-year-old fighter who has competed in nine professional matches in strawweight. Her record now stands at 5-4 and three of her victories were earned through submissions.
This fighter has a tough time transitioning to the UFC as she lost all the three matches given to him by the organization. Among the fighters that won against her were Tecia Torres, Konklak Suphisara and Luana Pinheiro.
Nunes vs Hughes Betting Numbers
|Record||6-2-0 (1 NC)||5-4-0|
|Win by KO/TKO||33%||20%|
|Win by Submission||0%||60%|
|Strikes landed per minute||4.79||3.49|
|Striking absorbed per minute||2.78||5.60|
Nunes vs Hughes Betting Picks
This is going to be a fight that both competitors will lay it all out to earn their first win in the UFC. According to the online sportsbook, Istela Nunes should come out with the win against Sam Hughes and expect this to go to a full three rounds.