Jeff Hughes added to UFC Columbus

Jeff Hughes

A second fighter with Ohio ties has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night Columbus event, as Cleveland heavyweight Jeff Hughes (10-3) is expected to face Carlos Felipe (8-0) on March 28. The bout was first reported by MMAFighting.

Hughes signed with the UFC in 2018 after a TKO victory over Josh Appelt at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. The win put him at 10-1 with his only loss coming against UFC veteran Dan Spohn.

Since entering the UFC the Strong Style fighter has had a rough go of it, posting an 0-2 record with one no contest. In his debut fight, he lost a split decision against Maurice Green, who he had previously beaten at LFA 38. Then his bout against Todd Duffee was ruled a no contest after an accidental eye poke from Hughes. Most recently, he lost a decision against Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN+ 20 in October.

Felipe makes his UFC debut as he looks to remain unbeaten. The Brazilian signed with the UFC in 2017 but was suspended two years by USADA for a failed drug test before ever competing. He was released by the organization but re-signed earlier this year.

UFC Columbus will be headlined by a five-round heavyweight contest between one-time title contender Francis Ngannou and undefeated sensation Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The Fight Night card also includes former bantamweight champion and Ohio native Cody Garbrandt against Raphael Assuncao.

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