UFC: Loma Lookboonmee vs. Sam Hughes Targeted for May 1

Sam Hughes and Loma Lookboonmee, UFC
Sam Hughes and Loma Lookboonmee, Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press / Getty

Sam Hughes will not be fighting on February 27, but she does have a new date set.

As first reported by Cageside Press, Hughes lost her bout with Emily Whitmire later this month when Whitmire withdrew from the fight. Now, Hughes will take on Loma Lookboonmee at a Fight Night event on May 1.

Cageside Press confirmed the new booking Monday, following an initial report by MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck.

Hughes (5-2) made her debut in the UFC in December, going up against Tecia Torres on short notice at UFC 256. The bout ended in a doctor’s stoppage loss for Hughes following the opening round.

Lookboonmee (5-1), the first Thai fighter to sign with the UFC, is 2-1 in her UFC career to date. She made her debut against Aleksandra Albu in 2019, earning a split decision win. Lookboonmee dropped her second appearance to Angela Hill, before earning a unanimous decision win against former Invicta FC atomweight champ Jinh Yu Frey last October on Fight Island.

No official location, venue, or broadcast details have been announced for the UFC’s May 1 Fight Night event. The following bouts have been reported for the card thus far:

Cub Swanson vs. Gavin Tucker
Damon Jackson vs. T.J. Laramie
Kai Kamaka III vs. T.J. Brown
Mike Jackson vs. Dean Barry
Ji Yeon Kim vs. Poliana Botelho
Dominick Reyes vs. Jirí Prochazka
Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar
Ion Cuțelaba vs. Devin Clark
Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee