Hughes (10-3, 1 no-contest), who signed with the company after stopping Josh Appelt by first-round knockout at the Contender Series, has gone winless in the UFC with a no-contest against Todd Duffee and decision defeats to Maurice Greene and Raphael Pessoa.
Felipe (8-0) signed with the UFC in 2017 to face Christian Colombo, but was suspended two years by USADA after failing a drug test. “Boi” was released from the UFC, but re-signed with the company in July.
UFC Columbus will be headlined by a five-round heavyweight contest between former title contender Alistair Overeem and undefeated sensation Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The Fight Night card also includes former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt against Raphael Assuncao.