Natan Levy’s UFC debut has been booked against Austin Hubbard at an April 17th “Fight Night” event. News of the lightweight matchup was first reported by Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie on Monday.
The fight joins a lineup that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Levy earned his UFC contract just a few months back, defeating Shaheen Santana with an arm triangle choke on TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.” The Syndicate MMA-trained lightweight is currently undefeated with six wins as a pro.
Levy competed in regional promotion LFA from 2018 to 2020 before being given a chance in the UFC.
Hubbard will look to bounce back from a 2020 loss with the bout. His last fight was in August, where he was submitted within a round by Joe Solecki. The loss continued the troubles for Hubbard, as he has flipped between winning and losing since entering the promotion in 2019.
The current plan for UFC’s April 17th show is to have middleweights Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa compete in the main event. Here are the bouts that have been reported for the card so far.
Bout 5: Robert Whittaker (22-5) vs. Paulo Costa (13-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Gerald Meerschaert (31-14) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (15-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Chase Sherman (15-6) vs. Parker Porter (11-6) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Tracy Cortez (8-1) vs. Justine Kish (7-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Natan Levy (6-0) vs. Austin Hubbard (12-5) (Lightweight)