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Submission! Watch Joe Solecki stop Austin Hubbard with standing rear-naked choke at UFC on ESPN 15

Rising lightweight prospect Joe Solecki shined in his main card bid earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 22, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 15 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the “Dana White Contender Series” alum finished Austin Hubbard via first-round submission (standing rear-naked choke).

Hubbard looked to be the bigger lightweight as the bout started but Solecki quickly proved to be the more prepared fighter. After tagging Hubbard with a few flush strikes on the feet Solecki was able to move inside and score a brief takedown along the cage. As Hubbard got back to his feet Solecki took his back and started to work in a rear-naked choke. Solecki had to land a few punches from the back to loosen Hubbard’s grip but he eventually found a window for the finish.

Check it out above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

With this performance, Solecki improves to 2-0 inside of the Octagon while notching his seventh career win by way of submission. The 26-year-old prospect looked better than ever tonight and didn’t even really break a sweat. It was quite cerebral.

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