Piera Rodriguez vs. Sam Hughes – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Piera “La Fiera” Rodriguez will take on Sam “Sampage” Hughes in the Women’s Strawweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 62 card.

In this post, we will break down Piera Rodriguez vs. Sam Hughes matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Piera Rodriguez is coming in with a 8-0-0 record. Rodriguez will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Kay Hansen at UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie in April.

Hughes, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Elise Reed on April 9, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira and holds a 7-4-2000 record.

Piera Rodriguez vs. Sam Hughes
30
Age
30
5′ 3″
Height
5′ 5″
115 lbs.
Weight
115 lbs.
63″
Reach
64″
8-0-0
Record
7-4-2000
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Piera Rodriguez has an orthodox fighting stance with a 63″ reach. The 30-year-old, Sam Hughes is an orthodox fighter with a 64″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Piera Rodriguez:
→ Rodriguez’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Rodriguez lands 3.1 significant strikes per minute.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown average is 3 per 15 minutes.
→ Rodriguez’s takedown defense is 75%.

Rodriguez comes in with 44% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.1 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Hughes fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 3.77 significant strikes per minute. Piera Rodriguez also has a 35% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Hughes’s 1.41 takedowns and 41% takedown accuracy.

Sam Hughes:
→ Hughes’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Hughes lands 3.77 significant strikes per minute.
→ Hughes’s takedown accuracy is 40%.
→ Hughes’s takedown average is 1.41 per 15 minutes.
→ Hughes’s takedown defense is 41%.

Sam spent on average 12:46 minutes in the Octagon and Piera has an average fight time of 15:00 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 62 is live in , who do you think will win, Piera or Sam? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo
Date
October 15, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Piera Rodriguez vs. Sam Hughes

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