Legacy Fighting Alliance has had several champions make their way to the UFC through Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a buckeye blaster looking to power his way to victory at UFC On ESPN plus 4 on March 9. A professional since October 2014 and representing Strong Style Fight Team, Jeff Hughes owns a 10-1 record in 11 career bouts as a professional comprised of five decisions, four knockouts and one submission. Hughes secured a contract with the UFC on week six of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018. He has also competed with Legacy Fighting Alliance.
In his MMA debut at NAAFS Rock N Rumble 8, Hughes submitted Devon Wilson in the first round via guillotine choke. He defeated his next two opponents via TKO in Leviticus Roberson at RFO Big Guns 15 and Ed Abrasley at PA Cage Fight 21 respectively. Then at RFO Big Guns 16 The Summit, Hughes defeated Curt Lemmon via unanimous decision. He knocked out Jason Riley in the first round at Caged Madness 40. At RFO Big Guns 18 Hughes defeated John Hawk via unanimous decision. He also defeated Ryan Pokryfky via unanimous decision. In his debut appearance with Legacy Fighting Alliance, Hughes faced Richard Odoms in the main event of LFA 26 and defeated him via unanimous decision. In his second and final outing with LFA, he faced Maurice Greene in the headliner of LFA 38 and defeated him via unanimous decision.
At Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 6, Hughes faced Bellator MMA veteran Josh Appelt and knocked him out in the first round to earn a contract with the UFC. The victory also earned him his fourth knockout win as a professional. At UFC On ESPN plus 4 on March 9, Hughes will face Daniel Spitz in a heavyweight clash. This event will also mark the UFC’S first trip to Kansas. Good luck Jeff!
Jeff’s first-round knockout of Josh Appelt at DWTNCS 6