After relief of first UFC win in Vancouver, Austin Hubbard wants on D.C. card

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Austin Hubbard beat Kyle Prepolec with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 16 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Take a look inside the fight with Hubbard, a former LFA lightweight champion who got his first win in the UFC.

Result: Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Updated records: Hubbard (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Prepolec (12-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

Key stat: Hubbard outstruck Prepolec 136-46 and had three takedowns.

Hubbard on the fight’s key moment

“He was tough – a lot tougher than I was giving him credit for – and I had to make the adjustments to get the win.”

Hubbard on getting his first UFC win

“It feels great to get that first win (in the UFC). It’s a big stress relief to get that first win and not be 0-2, so I’m definitely happy about that.”

Hubbard on what he wants next

“I definitely want to fight again before the end of the year. I would love to get on the Dec. 7 card in Washington, D.C. I have a teammate fighting on that card. It’s right before my birthday and the holidays, so I can relax during the holidays. Get me on that Dec. 7 card.”

To hear more from Hubbard, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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