Hughes To Face Pessoa At UFC Singapore
Jeff Hughes will reportedly get a chance at redemption. According to Combate, the heavyweight will be fighting at UFC Singapore on October 26. His opponent is scheduled to be Raphael Pessoa.
Hughes (10-2, 1 NC) is looking for his first major UFC win. The former LFA star lost to Maurice Greene at UFC Wichita and faced Todd Duffee at UFC Vancouver in September. The latter bout ended in a no-contest following an accidental eye poke by Hughes to Duffee in the opening round.
Hughes will be fighting six weeks after the Duffee bout. He made waves when he knocked out Josh Appelt during Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018.
Pessoa (9-1), lost to Ciryl Gane in his UFC debut back in August via submission. Prior to that, he competed at LFA and has six wins via knockout.
UFC Singapore takes place on October 26 inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The main event of the event will feature Demian Maia v. Ben Askren.