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It didn’t take long for Sam Hughes to find a new fight date and opponent.
Hughes (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has agreed to meet Loma Lookboonmee in a strawweight matchup for a UFC Fight Night event on May 1. The news was confirmed by MMA Junkie on Wednesday following a report from MMA Fighting.
Hughes was scheduled to fight later the month at UFC Fight Night 186 on Feb. 27 in Las Vegas. However, her opponent Emily Whitmire withdrew from the bout for undisclosed reasons, thus canceling the matchup.
Hughes is coming off a loss in December against Tecia Torres at UFC 256, which marked her promotional debut. She’s looking to pick up her first win inside the octagon on May 1.
Meanwhile, Lookboonmee (5-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) last fought in October, defeating Jinh Yu Frey in a unanimous decision. The Thai fighter’s lone loss in the UFC came to strawweight contender Angela Hill.
With the addition to the card, the UFC Fight Night lineup on May 1 now includes:
Jiri Prochazka vs. Dominick Reyes
TJ Brown vs. Kai Kamaka III
Dean Barry vs. Mike Jackson
Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim
K.B. Bhullar vs. Andreas Michailidis
Damon Jackson vs. TJ Laramie
Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee