Daniel Spitz Set To Welcome Jeff Hughes To Octagon At UFC Wichita

The UFC’s debut in Wichita just got a little bit bigger.

FloCombat has confirmed with sources close to the situation a bout between 6-7, 244-pound Daniel Spitz (6-2) and 6-2, 254-pound Jeff Hughes (10-1) is set for March 9's UFC on ESPN+ 4 fight card in Kansas. 

A three-fight UFC veteran, Spitz has had an up-and-down UFC tenure thus far, bookending a quick knockout victory over Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 116 with two tough losses.

In his last outing, Spitz was finished in the third round by lurking power-puncher Walt Harris. With his back potentially up against the wall, Spitz will look to make a statement against Ohio’s Jeff Hughes.

Hughes, LFA’s most recent heavyweight champion, will finally make his long-awaited UFC debut. The Stipe Miocic protege dominated the North American regional scene en route to his title victory for the standout promotion.

This past summer, Hughes earned himself a UFC contract on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, defeating seasoned veteran Josh Appelt via vicious TKO. 

The 30-year-old fighter is an excellent power, with proven punching power as well.

Stay tuned to FloCombat for all of the latest news, updates and announcements regarding UFC Wichita.

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Featuring Devin Clark + Marlon Vera

The UFC jammed packed their card for Tampa this weekend, so we jammed packed our show. 

Devin Clark: Learning From Losses

There is an old MMA adage that you learn more from your losses than you do your wins. That concept is not lost on Devin Clark, who has alternated wins and loses over his last 5 fights en route to a 3-2 record in that span. 

NFC 121 Fight Card Announced

null

NFC Fighting always brings the action. And every time it's packaged in a number of different fight disciplines. 

F2W Roll Back Tanquinho vs Matheus Gabriel One Week After ADCC Encounter

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Fight 2 Win is here to get us all out of the ADCC “happiness hangover”. It’s hard to follow up the greatest weekend in grappling, but Fight 2 Win aims to do it with an immediate rematch from the quarterfinals of ADCC’s men’s -66kg division

Ohio Combat League Set For Weekend Of Action

Ohio Combat League returns for their third-ever event live from Columbus, Ohio. The 13-fight event is set to feature some of Ohio’s top amateur talent which includes two amateur title fights and three professional MMA bouts. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Featuring Jake Matthews + Yorgan De Castro

UFC 243 has one of the most anticipated main events in some time, but we’re breaking down all kinds of things on the card. 

How Joe Lauzon Shaped Yorgan DeCastro's Career

It’s been a long road to the UFC for Yorgan DeCastro, who makes his debut Saturday at UFC 243. Born in Cape Verde, he left his home country looking for something more. 

The Ultimate ADCC 2019 Results, Stats, & Recap Hub

ADCC 2019 is here. This will be your ultimate hub for results, stats, and daily recaps of the Olympics of Grappling. The anticipation for this event has been building for months, starting with the first European Trial nearly a year ago, and the entry list has gone through many changes.

Jack Shore: Amateur Career Got Me Here

The advent of the amateur ranks in MMA is nothing new. Amateur fights and even whole promotions for amateur MMA have been along for nearly as long as the sport itself. 

Top Turtle MMA Podcast: Featuring Jack Shore

Cage Warriors has supplied the UFC with a ton of stars and we are talking with the man who just may be the next big one.