10 Featherweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023


Paul Hughes

25 | 5’9″ | Northern Ireland | 9-1 | 6 Finishes | 3 KO/TKOs, 3 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 47-14-1 | Best Win – Jordan Vucenic (9-1)

Last year on this list Jordan Vucenic was featured. Last August Hughes beat Vucenic for the Cage Warriors title. Hughes lost to Vucenic in 2020 so it was a fight he got revenge on. Before the rematch, Hughes beat Morgan Charriere, a fan favorite, for the interim Cage Warriors title.

Hughes has looked stellar in his pro career and although he’s still young he has the skills of an established fighter. Hughes has three TKO’s and three submissions showing he’s very well-rounded. On the feet, Hughes has good boxing. The accuracy and shot selection are there and so is some big power. He’s an even better wrestler and has exceptional grappling. Hughes is the real deal and the UFC would be wise to scoop him up.


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