The bout between Nate Landwehr and Austin Lingo at UFC San Antonio delivered on the entertainment front, culminating with a second-round submission.
With Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres out of the fight, Nate Landwehr instead landed Austin Lingo in a main card featherweight match-up at UFC San Antonio.
“The Train” was coming off back-to-back bonuses, while Lingo was fighting in his home state of Texas for the first time since his UFC debut in 2020.
Austin Lingo was a man on a mission to start, delivering big right hands over the top that were landing cleanly. Lingo kept the pressure on as Landwehr was unable to push the pace with the aggression he’s accustomed to. Landwehr started to find his rhythm with leg kicks, but Lingo’s right straight was causing issues. Of course, Landwehr is as tough as they come and was in great shape heading into the second round.
Lingo wasn’t finding the success he had in the first round on the feet and Landwehr began opening up. The damage started to add up on Lingo and culminated with a big head kick that rocked him. Landwehr followed up with a combination, established a body lock and took Lingo to the mat. Landwehr started landing bombs and knocked Lingo’s mouthpiece out. After that, the arm slid under the chin and and squeezed for the tap, earning a submission victory.
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The always charismatic Landwehr said it was “easy money” and called for a fight with his originally scheduled opponent, Alex Caceres.
Nate Landwehr def. Austin Lingo by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 2 (4:11)