Instead, Hughes will take on Raphael
Pessoa at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore.
Combate was first to report the heavyweight pairing. UFC Fight
Night 162 goes down on Oct. 26 in Singapore and is headlined by a
welterweight fight between Ben Askren
Hughes, as mentioned, is coming off the bout with Duffee that ended
in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke at UFC Fight Night
158 in Vancouver on Sept. 14. Hughes, who earned a contract with
the promotion on the Tuesday Night Contender Series, dropped a
split decision to Maurice
Greene in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 146.
Pessoa, meanwhile, was submitted by Ciryl Game in his promotional
debut UFC Fight Night 156. It was the Brazilian’s first loss in
nine professional outings.