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Tecia Torres will now face LFA standout Sam Hughes at UFC 256

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Tecia Torres (pictured) fights Sam Hughes in a strawweight bout this Saturday at UFC 256 in Las Vegas
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Tecia Torres has a new opponent just days away from UFC 256.

MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that Torres (11-5) will face UFC newcomer Sam Hughes (5-1) this Saturday in a strawweight bout at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, following an initial report by Best Fight Picks.

Hughes steps in on less than a week’s notice for Angela Hill, who withdrew from the bout with Torres after testing positive for COVID-19.

Torres recently snapped a four-fight skid with a unanimous decision win over Brianna Van Buren in June. Her run of losses came at the hands of the best at 115 pounds, including current UFC champion Zhang Weili, and former champions Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade.

Hughes is also coming off of an important win. After losing to Vanessa Demopoulos in a Legacy Fighting Alliance title fight in July via a spectacular triangle choke, Hughes rebounded with a highlight-reel choke of her own against Danielle Hindley at LFA 93 in October.

“Sampage” has three submission victories so far in her brief pro career.

UFC 256 will be headlined by a flyweight championship bout between Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Brandon Moreno.

See the updated UFC 256 card below:

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno

Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira

Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev

Ronaldo Souza vs. Kevin Holland

Junior dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane

Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda

Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba

Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker

Tecia Torres vs. Sam Hughes

Jared Vanderaa vs. Serghei Spivac

Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett

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