UFC Vegas 34 Results: Vinc Pichel Outworks Austin Hubbard

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UFC Vegas 34 Vinc Pinchel
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 21: (R-L) Vinc Pichel punches Austin Hubbard in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 21, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Vinc Pichel turned up the tempo as the fight went on against Austin Hubbard at UFC Vegas 34, taking home a unanimous decision victory.

Lightweight action at UFC Vegas 34 had Vinc Pichel looking to make it three in a row against Austin Hubbard.

Hubbard, a former LFA lightweight champion, was nearly a decade younger than “From Hell,” but actually had a handful more fights. The pair were dead even in terms of wins to start Saturday night, at 13 apiece.

Hubbard threw a combination early and was quickly swept off his feet by a well-timed leg kick from Pichel. Hubbard popped up and initiated a clinch exchange. Hubbard then pushed away and leg kicks were traded. Push kicks landed on both sides and a big right connected for Hubbard. Leg kicks were continuing to land for Pichel as Hubbard was focused on his punches. An eyepoke paused the action recently and Hubbard was able to land a solid straight punch once Pichel recovered. Big punches landed on both sides then Hubbard was swept off his feet for the second time in the round. Pichel landed a few follow up shots but the round came to a close once Hubbard returned to his feet.

Hubbard came out energized in the second round, but Pichel was landing the better shots out of the gate, forcing a takedown attempt from Hubbard. Pichel broke free and Hubbard shot for another takedown, this time dragging his opponent down and briefly taking his back. Pichel popped up and rocked Hubbard with a straight punch and Hubbard decided to stay on his feet to fight through the trouble. Hubbard recovered, but then ate a huge knee to the chin and took Pichel down again. Pichel used a leg lock attempt to bring the fight back to the feet. The round ended with a Pichel takedown attempt.

A huge combo landed for Pichel out of the gate and forced Hubbard to the fence. They returned to the center of the cage and Hubbard took advantage of a missed punch by taking Pichel down. Pichel shook himself free and countered a second takedown by ending up on top. Hubbard was stuck for a while and returned to his feet with just 90 seconds left. He was knocked down by another leg kick and was able to turn the back situation into a takedown. Pichel returned to his feet and began swinging for the fences despite having the apparent lead in the fight. The win streak continued for Pichel.

Vinc Pichel def. Austin Hubbard by Unanimous Decision (30-27)

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