Vinc Pichel pulled off a stunning unanimous decision victory over Austin Hubbard in the Main Card of UFC On ESPN 29 on Saturday night at the UFC Apex.
Pichel, who now rides on a three fight winning streak was able to outpoint Hubbard over three rounds, landing the most telling blows and caused more damage to earn a unanimous decision on all three score cards (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Pichel and Hubbard both decided to trade on their feets throughout the three round fight, while Pichel was busy landing punches, Hubbard slowed him down with damaging leg kicks. Hubbard was aggressive and continually moved forward with his combinations, putting Pichel in an unsteady situation.
Pichel got his game on towards the end of the first round and began landing combinations to the head and body. He took his drive into the second round, connecting strikes that totally stunned Hubbard, who was now in retreat. A big shot left Hubbard on Wobbled legs as Pichel kept moving forward with his new found confidence.
Pichel continued adding fuel to the fire in the final round as he hoped to get a stoppage but that never came as Hubbard found a way to survive, dishing out blows whenever he finds an opening. As the round round was moving to a close, Pichel and Hubbard both gave their all in the fight throwing wild punches but Pichel connected with more precision and that helped him gain more points on the card.
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