The UFC’s April 17 event at the moment has no official venue, location, or broadcast plans. The card is expected to be headlined by a pivotal fight in the UFC’s middleweight division. That main event include former champ Robert Whittaker throw down with most recent title challenger Paulo Costa.
On that date, Natan Levy will make his first walk to the UFC’s octagon when he squares off with Team Elevation’s Austin Hubbard in a lightweight fight.
Hubbard (12-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC), will enter the fight looking to get back in the win column following a loss to Joe Solecki at UFC Vegas 7 last August. Since entering the UFC in 2019, Hubbard has traded wins and losses, posting a 2-3 record thus far inside the UFC. He has wins over Kyle Prepolec and Max Rohskopf and losses to Davi Ramos, Mark Madsen and, most recently, Joe Solecki in the UFC. Outside the UFC, Austin became the lightweight champion of the LFA, which saw him earn his place inside the UFC.
Levy (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), has maintained a perfect record throughout his professional career to date. The Syndicate MMA prodigy has proven to have a slick ground game, with half his victories coming via submission. Undefeated as a professional, Levy earned his UFC contract with a dominant victory over then-undefeated Shaheen Santana on Season 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series this past November.
As it stands, the following fights have been added to the event:
Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bartosz Fabiński
Chase Sherman vs. Parker Porter
Justine Kish vs. Tracy Cortez
Tony Gravely vs. Nate Maness
Natan Levy vs. Austin Hubbard