Dane Mark O. Madsen (9-0) will be making his American debut for his 10th fight of his career. The UFC has officially announced that the “Olympian” with face Austin Hubbard (11-3) at UFC 248 on March 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Madsen has been on a roll since turning his focus to MMA and now with 9 wins, takes his undefeated record to the test in his first fight in the USA. 2019 was a huge year for the wrestler, as he notched a win at the sold out Cage Wariors 103, got a high-profile PPV stoppage at his own Olympian Fight Night event, and a 72 second TKO in the co-headliner of the UFC’s first ever visit to Copenhagen, earning him the 2019 Nordic Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.
It only took 72 seconds to take-down and punish Italian Danilo Belluardo (12-5) with punches forcing the referee to jump in and stop the co-main event at the Royal Arena for his UFC Debut.
American Hubbard is also coming off his first career UFC win, where he beat Kyle Prepolec at UFC Vancouver in September, after losing his UFC debut in May. “Thud” made a name for himself by winning the LFA lightweight belt in December of 2018.
The UFC 248 card will be headlined by strawweight champion Weili Zhang versus challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk.