UFC 248 Results: Mark O. Madsen Withstands Late Push by Austin Hubbard

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Mark O. Madsen UFC 248
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Mark O. Madsen dominated the first two rounds against Austin Hubbard at UFC 248, but Hubbard had him in serious trouble in the final round.

An undefeated Olympian versus a promising former LFA champion. Who would come out on top was the storyline in the lightweight bout between Mark O. Madsen and Austin Hubbard at UFC 248. Going down Saturday night in Vegas, there was a chance for Olympic silver medalist Madsen, out of Denmark, to improve to 10-0 on the night. Looking to spoil Madsen’s ascension to double-digits was Hubbard, who was coming off a win over Canadian Kyle Prepolec.

Mark O. Madsen quickly closed the distance and threw Austin Hubbard down with a suplex. Hubbard allowed Madsen to ride his back while he tried to get to his feet. Hubbard stood up and broke free of the grip of the Olympic silver medalist. Madsen pushed through a combination and got a hold of Hubbard, dragging him down. Madsen went right into side control, then into a headlock position as Hubbard tried to spin out. Madsen went for several chokes and cranks, but Hubbard withstood the pressure.

Hubbard landed a knee to the body right away in the second round. Madsen got a hold of Hubbard briefly, let go to land a big right, then shot a clean double-leg. Hubbard got to guard then pushed Madsen away. Madsen stuck on him and took his back, but Hubbard was able to work his way up. Another takedown landed for Madsen and some ground-and-pound was mixed in. Hubbard spun out with a minute to go in the second. Hubbard landed a combination and Madsen countered with a takedown attempt.

Hubbard came out swinging in the final round, catching Madsen with a hook and a knee. Madsen caught the knee on the way down and landed another takedown. Hubbard returned to his feet, then a big kick landed for Hubbard, then Madsen pushed him against the cage. Hubbard took over from there with his striking. Madsen was getting beat down, but came in after a kick and got Hubbard down again. He had the back of Hubbard, who was able to stand up against the wall. Hubbard got free with a minute left. Hubbard kept the pressure on, but Madsen was able to survive to the final bell.

Mark O. Madsen def. Austin Hubbard by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)

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