Austin Hubbard

Austin Steven Phillip Hubbard (born December 22, 1991)[6] is an American mixed martial artist. A professional since 2015, he has competed for the Legacy Fighting Alliance, where he is the former Lightweight Champion and competed in the Lightweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Austin Hubbard
BornAustin Steven Phillip Hubbard
(1991-12-22) December 22, 1991 (age 30)
Sterling, Illinois United States [1]
Other namesThud
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach71 in (180 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofDenver, Colorado, United States[1]
TeamCombat Zone MMA[3]
Miletich Fighting Systems (2013–2016)[4]
Elevation Fight Team (2016–present)[4]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Cody Donovan[5]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins14
By knockout5
By submission2
By decision7
Losses6
By submission2
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

A native of Sterling, Illinois, Hubbard began his athletic career playing football and practicing wrestling for Newman Central Catholic High School. While pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Sauk Valley Community College, he started training MMA as a way to stay in shape.[7] Hubbard moved to Denver, Colorado and joined Elevation Fight Team, training with Drew Dober and Neil Magny.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Hubbard started his professional MMA career in 2015. He was the former Legacy Fighting Alliance Lightweight Champion[8] and he amassed a record of 10–2 prior signed by UFC.[9]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Hubbard made his UFC debut on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 against Davi Ramos.[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11] His second UFC bout was on September 14, 2019 against Kyle Prepolec at UFC Fight Night 158.[12] Although he won this fight via unanimous decision,[13] compartment syndrome on his upper thigh resulted in a trip to the hospital for surgery to relieve the swelling.[14]

Six months later, Hubbard faced Mark Madsen on March 7, 2020 at UFC 248.[15] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Hubbard was expected to face Joe Solecki on June 20, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov.[17] However at the last minute, Solecki was replaced by promotional newcomer Max Rohskopf.[18] He won the fight via TKO between the second and third rounds after Rohskopf opted not to continue.[19]

The match with Solecki was rescheduled on August 22, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 15.[20] He lost the fight by submission in the first round.[21]

Hubbard was expected to face promotional newcomer Natan Levy on April 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 22[22] However, Levy pulled out of the bout citing an injury,[23] and he was replaced by Dakota Bush.[24] Hubbard won the fight via unanimous decision.[25]

Hubbard faced Vinc Pichel on August 21, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 29.[26] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[27]

On early May, 2022, it was announced that Hubbard was released from UFC.[28]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 14 wins 6 losses
By knockout 5 0
By submission 2 2
By decision 7 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–6 Julian Lane Decision (unanimous) XMMA 5 July 23, 2022 3 5:00 Columbia, South Carolina, United States Catchweight (165 lb) bout.
Loss 13–6 Vinc Pichel Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum August 21, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–5 Dakota Bush Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum April 17, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–5 Joe Solecki Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar August 22, 2020 1 3:51 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–4 Max Rohskopf TKO (retirement) UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov June 20, 2020 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–4 Mark Madsen Decision (unanimous) UFC 248 March 7, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–3 Kyle Prepolec Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Gaethje September 14, 2019 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 10–3 Davi Ramos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee May 18, 2019 3 5:00 Rochester, New York, United States
Win 10–2 Killys Mota TKO (punches) LFA 56 December 7, 2018 5 4:45 Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States Won the vacant LFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 9–2 Harvey Park Decision (unanimous) LFA 39 May 4, 2018 3 5:00 Vail, Colorado, United States
Win 8–2 Charlie Radtke Decision (unanimous) Caged Aggression 22 March 10, 2018 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States Catchweight (160 lb) bout.
Loss 7–2 Eric Wisely Decision (unanimous) Caged Aggression 20 October 7, 2017 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States For the CAMMA Lightweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Cameron VanCamp Submission (rear-naked choke) Hoosier Fight Club 34 September 9, 2017 3 2:44 Hammond, Indiana, United States Won the Hoosier FC Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Kristian Nieto Decision (unanimous) SCL 59 June 17, 2017 5 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States Return to Lightweight. Won the SCL Lightweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Cliff Wright Decision (unanimous) Caged Aggression 18 October 8, 2016 5 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States Defended the CAMMA Welterweight Championship.
Loss 4–1 Sean McMurray Submission (rear-naked choke) Hoosier Fight Club 30 September 10, 2016 2 2:10 Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Win 4–0 Devoniere Jackson TKO (punches) Caged Aggression 17 April 2, 2016 2 3:47 Davenport, Iowa, United States Return to Welterweight. Won the CAMMA Welterweight Championship.
Win 3–0 Demian Papagni TKO (submission to punches) Pinnacle Combat 22 January 23, 2016 2 0:40 Dubuque, Iowa, United States Catchweight (160 lb) bout.
Win 2–0 Jake Constant TKO (punches) Caged Aggression 16 December 5, 2015 1 1:36 Davenport, Iowa, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 1–0 Deven Fisher Submission (guillotine choke) Caged Aggression 2 August 5, 2015 1 2:00 Sturgis, South Dakota, United States Welterweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Who is Austin Hubbard?". MyMMANews.com. 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  2. ^ a b "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  3. ^ Dan Kuhl (December 6, 2018). "LFA 56's Austin Hubbard: 'I Got the Transfer'". combatpress.com.
  4. ^ a b Shakiel Mahjouri (August 17, 2021). "'Bored' Austin Hubbard wasn't serious about MMA ... even as a pro". mmamania.com.
  5. ^ Austin Hubbard [@austinhubb155] (August 7, 2020). "Me and @razorblaydes265 been promoted on our belt rank in Jiu Jitsu! Only belt I been chasing is gold but I must admit this is pretty damn satisfying belt to get also lol" – via Instagram.
  6. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 6, 2020
  7. ^ "Hubbard signs with UFC, debuts next month". shawlocal.com. April 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Austin Hubbard: "This is really the fight that will put me on the map"". MyMMANews.com. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  9. ^ Fortune, Ryan (2019-04-09). "Austin Hubbard Signs With UFC, Debuts Against Davi Ramos at UFC Rochester". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  10. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-04-09). "Davi Ramos meets UFC rookie and LFA Champion Austin Hubbard during UFC Rochester" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  11. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2019-05-18). "UFC Rochester Results: Davi Ramos Dominates Austin Hubbard in Unanimous Decision Victory". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  12. ^ Windsor (September 12, 2019). "Ontario athlete taking on UFC for a second time". CBC.ca. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  13. ^ McClory, Mike (2019-09-14). "UFC Vancouver Results: Austin Hubbard Out-wrestles Kyle Prepolec to a Unanimous Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  14. ^ "Austin Hubbard's leg was 'cut open' due to swelling after UFC on ESPN+ 16 win". MMA Junkie. 2019-09-16. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  15. ^ "Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard set for UFC 248". MMAfighting.com. 2020-03-11.
  16. ^ "UFC 248 results: Mark O. Madsen survives late comeback from Austin Hubbard to win unanimous decision". mmafighting.com. 2020-03-11.
  17. ^ "UFC adds Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki to June 20 lineup". MMA Junkie. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  18. ^ John Morgan and Nolan King (2020-06-14). "Max Rohskopf agrees to face Austin Hubbard at UFC on ESPN 11". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  19. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-06-21). "UFC on ESPN 11 Results: Austin Hubbard Earns TKO After Rohskopf Unable to Continue". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  20. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-06). "BREAKING: Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki opnieuw geboekt voor 22 augustus in Las Vegas". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  21. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-08-22). "UFC Vegas 7 Results: Joe Solecki Quickly Taps Austin Hubbard with Standing RNC". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  22. ^ Nolan King and Farah Hannoun (2021-02-22). "Israeli submission specialist Natan Levy to make UFC debut April 17 vs. Austin Hubbard". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  23. ^ Jack Wannan (2021-04-11). "Injury forces Natan Levy out of April 17th UFC debut against Austin Hubbard". knockdownnews.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  24. ^ Mike Heck (2021-04-12). "With Natan Levy out, Austin Hubbard welcomes newcomer Dakota Bush at UFC Vegas 24". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  25. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-04-17). "UFC Vegas 24 Results: Austin Hubbard Earns Decision Win Over Dakota Bush". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  26. ^ Heck, Mike (2021-05-10). "Vinc Pichel vs. Austin Hubbard on tap for UFC event on Aug. 21". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  27. ^ Doherty, Dan (2021-08-21). "UFC Vegas 34 Results: Vinc Pichel Outworks Austin Hubbard". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  28. ^ "Report: Moutinho, Grundy, Hubbard Among Latest UFC Cuts". MMA News. 2022-05-05. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  29. ^ Sherdog.com. "Austin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-08-22.

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