She’ll climb back into the APEX Octagon Saturday with the intent of creating more epic memories when she meets Sam Hughes on the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs Araújo.
“I didn’t know much about Sam Hughes before this fight, but I knew she fought with my friend Vanessa [Demopoulos, now a UFC fighter] for the LFA title. But once I got a call for fighting her, of course I started looking at her and seeing where she’s breakable.”
“La Fiera” has a knack for finding where her opponents are breakable. All of her finishes have come as a result of her clinical striking, but she boasts a blue belt in BJJ if the action goes to the mat. Already overwhelming to all her opponents to date, she picked up a few things in her travels from a UFC star who specializes in being overwhelming: Khamzat Chimaev.
“I went to Stockholm and I slept in the one room that was his room when he was living there…a little room inside the gym.”