Istela Nunes and Sam Hughes, UFC
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 16: (L-R) Istela Nunes of Brazil kicks Sam Hughes in a strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 16, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Undefeated Mexican strawweight Yazmin Jauregui has her first assignment in the UFC set.

Jauregui (8-0) will face Istela Nunes (6-3) at a UFC Fight Night event on August 13, 2022. Iridium Sports Agency, who represent Jauregui, was first to reveal news of the match-up. The UFC newcomer also confirmed the booking on social media.

Mexico’s Jauregui will enter the UFC on a full head of steam later this year. In August of 2021, she won Combate’s one-night strawweight tournament, winning three fights in a single evening. Two of those three fights ended in first-round stoppages, though she’d go the distance in the opening round.

Jauregui has a total of six finishes in her eight pro fights. At 23, she’s yet to even hit her prime.

Brazil’s Nunes came up short in her last outing, which came against Sam Hughes last month. The majority decision loss put the former ONE Championship athlete at 0-2 in the octagon to date, making her August 13 showdown with Yazmin Jauregui a must-win situation.

The UFC’s August 13, 2022 Fight Night event does not currently have a venue, location, or broadcast plan reported, as it has not been officially announced by the promotion. No other fights have been revealed for the Fight Night card thus far.

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