Sparta Combat League 52: Chaos – Lipp vs Jones – Live on GFL.Tv
Huber has been fighting since 2006 with a professional record of 18-10, having fought in many high level fights at WSOF, Victory FC, Titan FC and RFA. His last win was in April 2016 at WSOF 29 against Clay Wimer who was 6-0 at the time and thought to be a rising star. Even in his last few losses he has gone the distance only to lose in close decisions. At 31 he has fought through many rounds of MMA coming, being victorious in 2 out of every 3 fights. This has kept him in the picture for the past few years but has delayed if not eliminated his shot to fight at the highest level of the sport.
Ben Lugo is 1-0 as a pro, having had an extensive amateur career since 2013 in which he fought 16 times in less than 3 years. He launched his pro career in April of this year by beating Randy Rowland who was then 1-0. Lugo has not fought to a decision since March 2014, having knocked out several opponents and having submitted and been submitted on other occasions whilst he honed his skills as an amateur.
Huber is Lugo’s most experience opponent to date. Not only does Huber have experience having fought 28 times as a pro to Lugo’s 1 pro fight, he has gone the distance in 4 of his last 6 bouts. Though he may not be a KO threat he has submitted his opponent via Rear Naked Choke in 3 of his last 5 wins. Lugo has youth on his side being 5 years younger than Huber, as well as a slight reach advantage. He is equally adept on the ground as Huber, as both fighters having finished many opponents via rear naked choke. Lugo also has shown the power to finish the fight quickly. If the fight goes into the later rounds it will be hard for Lugo to get the win, however, expect Lugo to press the action early and look for the KO.
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