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Natan Levy Set To Face Austin Hubbard in UFC Debut on April 17th

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Natan Levy is set to make his UFC debut against Austin Hubbard on April 17th. The bout, which is rumored to take place at lightweight, was first reported by Nolan King and Farah Hannoun over at MMA Junkie.

Natan Levy To Face Austin Hubbard

Natan Levy (6-0, 0-0 UFC) earned his UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series back in November with a third-round submission victory over Shaheen Santana.

Austin “Thud” Hubbard (12-5, 2-3 UFC) will be looking to get back to his winning ways against the debutant as he suffered a submission loss last time out to Joe Soleicki.

Hubbard, who trains out of Elevation Fight Team, is 2-3 in the UFC having made his promotional debut back in May 2019. His two wins come over Max Rohskopf and Kyle Prepolec.

Highly regarded as a submission specialist, Levy often uses the slogan “Jew-Jitsu” to describe his excellent skills on the mat. His record backs up the hype, having recorded three of his six wins via submission.

Levy fights out of Syndicate MMA and signed a four-fight contract with the UFC following his successful conquering of Santana on five days’ notice.

The submission victory for Levy was even more impressive considering the credentials of Santana, who is also deemed a submission specialist having won five of his six victories via submission and entered the fight undefeated.

The UFC has yet to announce the full line-up for the April 17th card, however it is set to be headlined by Paulo Costa vs Robert Whittaker. The confirmed fights so far include:

  • Middleweight: Paulo Costa vs Robert Whittaker
  • Middleweight: Bartosz Fabinski vs Gerald Meerschaert
  • Heavyweight: Alexander Romanov vs Juan Espino
  • Heavyweight: Parker Porter vs Chase Sherman
  • Flyweight: Tracy Cortez vs Justine Kish
  • Bantamweight: Tony Gravely vs Nate Maness
  • Lightweight: Natan Levy vs Austin Hubbard

Do you see Natan Levy having a winning start to his UFC career or will Austin Hubbard spoil the party? Let us know your predictions in the comments below!

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Dion Williams is a Combat Sports writer for Overtime Heroics covering mainly UFC but also Bellator and Cage Warriors!