Kicking off the prelims on Saturday night was Austin Hubbard and Max Rohskopf. Here’s how Rohskopf did in his UFC debut.
Bout 1: Austin Hubbard (11-4) vs. Max Rohskopf (5-0) (Lightweight)
After a minute or so of close striking, Rohskopf shot for a single leg takedown. He was able to get Hubbard down eventually, taking side control when going down. They stood up, with Hubbard landing a knee to the body before they separated from a clinch. Rohskopf was able to get another takedown after getting ahold of a leg. Rohskopf kept working for a kneebar once they went to the ground. He lost grip of the leg with a minute and a half to go, making the fight go back to the feet. Hubbard connected with a clean right cross in the final minute of the round.
Roskopf opened the round by trying an imanari roll. While the roll didn’t work, Rohskopf got a takedown seconds after. In half guard, Rohskopf tried for a guillotine before they got up. Hubbard connected with another hard punch on the feet. Hubbard was landing more shots on the feet while Rohskopf was better with bringing the fight down. Hubbard started to put together combinations of strikes that had Rohskopf on the perimeter of the octagon. Near the end of the round Hubbard was the only fighter keeping a fast pace. Small cuts opened on Rohskopf’s face. In-between rounds, Hubbard said he could not continue, ending the fight.
RESULT: Austin Hubbard def. Max Rohskopf via Retirement (RD 2, 5:00)
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