Tecia Torres has a new opponent for UFC 256, as Sam Hughes has taken a short-notice fight on the card. The fight was first reported by BestFightPicks.
Hughes takes the place of Angela Hill, who was pulled from Saturday’s pay-per-view card after testing positive for COVID-19. The fight joins a card set to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Hughes will make her UFC debut in the fight following a six-fight run on the regional scene. Her last fight was in October, where she stopped Danielle Hindley in the first round with a guillotine choke.
Torres snapped a four-fight losing streak in her last bout, defeating Brianna Van Buren via decision in June.
With a fight back in the lineup, here’s how UFC 256 looks.
Bout 11: Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) vs. Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 10: Tony Ferguson (25-4) vs. Charles Oliveira (29-8) (Lightweight)
Bout 9: Renato Moicano (14-3-1) vs. Rafael Fiziev (8-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Kevin Holland (20-5) vs. Jacare Souza (26-8) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Junior dos Santos (21-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Cub Swanson (26-11) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-13) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Mackenzie Dern (9-1) vs. Virna Jandiroba (16-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 4: Billy Quarantillo (15-2) vs. Gavin Tucker (12-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Serghei Spivac (11-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-4) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Chase Hooper (9-1-1) vs. Peter Barrett (11-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Tecia Torres (11-5) vs. Sam Hughes (5-1) (Strawweight)