Training out of Elevation Fight Team in Denver, Colorado, Austin “Thud” Hubbard, 26, has been crowned the new lightweight champion of Legacy Fighting Alliance. On December 7, 2018, he and Killys Mota, 28, of Registro, Sao Paulo, Brazil headlined “LFA 56” at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake in Minnesota, United States.
Featuring five amateur mixed martial arts matches and eight professional MMA bouts, “LFA 56” was the last LFA event in 2018. In the main event, Hubbard and Mota competed for the vacant LFA Lightweight Championship title.
Joe Fipp served as the referee of the championship bout between Hubbard and Mota. The referee put a stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 45 seconds in the fifth round.
Hubbard knocked out Mota via punches. This made the Elevation Fight Team athlete the new LFA Lightweight Champion.
“LFA 56” marked Hubbard’s second bout and second win in LFA. He is the first MMA fighter to defeat Mota in a professional bout.
Losing to Hubbard downgraded Mota’s professional MMA record to 11 wins and 1 loss. The Brazilian contender is training out of Teixeira MMA.
Mota made his LFA debut on June 1, 2018 at “LFA 41” at the Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake. He submitted Bobby Lee, 22, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA via guillotine choke.
Lee co-headlined “LFA 56” with Demarques “Scrap Iron” Jackson, 28, of Lithonia, Georgia, USA. The latter submitted the former via guillotine choke in the first round.
Hubbard’s LFA debut took place at the Dobson Arena in Vail, Colorado, USA on May 4, 2018. He defeated Harvey “Fightbot” Park, 32, of Clovis, New Mexico, USA via unanimous decision at “LFA 39.”
Before joining LFA, Hubbard competed in Caged Aggression, Pinnacle Combat MMA and Hoosier Fight Club. The reigning LFA Lightweight Champion now holds a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 2 losses.
Watch an interview with Mota and Hubbard prior to the “LFA 56” fight night here:
Check the official results of “LFA 56” here.
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