Joe Solecki


Submission victory in Vegas
August 22, 2020
Solecki defeated Austin Hubbard via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:51 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Easy work. Despite going up against an opponent that appeared to be twice his size, Solecki dominated this fight no matter where it took place. He started off by beating Hubbard up on the feet, and when he got tired of that, he clamped on the rear-naked choke that ended the fight. It was a dominant showing from Solecki in a fight in which he entered as a slight (+105) underdog. A product of Dana White's Contender Series, the 26-year-old New Jersey native has now won each of his first two UFC bouts.
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Hubbard fight back on
August 6, 2020
Solecki will take on Austin Hubbard at the UFC event on August 22, MMA DNA reports.
Solecki was originally slated to fight Hubbard back in June, but ultimately had to pull out for an undisclosed reason. Solecki will be making his firs appearance in the octagon since last December when he defated Matt Wiman.
Off June 20 card
June 13, 2020
Solecki will not fight Austin Hubbard at UFC on ESPN 11 in Las Vegas for an undisclosed reason, Nolan King of reports.
Solecki's withdrawal comes on fairly short notice and he noted it was something that was out of his control. A replacement target to replace Hubbard at next Saturday's event hasn't been announced at this time.
Taking on Hubbard
June 4, 2020
Solecki will face Austin Hubbard on the UFC's June 20 schedule, reports.
The fight is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Solecki won his promotional debut in December against Matt Wiman. Solecki is riding a four-fight winning streak overall, while Hubbard is 1-2 in his UFC career.
Cruises to win in UFC debut
December 7, 2019
Solecki defeated Matt Wiman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington D.C.
Solecki was so dominant that there is a legitimate case to be made he deserved to win all three rounds via a 10-8 score. Over the course of the 15-minute bout, Solecki had a 177-20 edge in total strikes landing to go along with scoring on four of his five takedown attempts. It was as dominant of an effort as you will ever see from a debuting fighter. Wiman is nothing more than roster depth, so it will be interesting to see how the 26-year-old Solecki fairs against a better opponent his next time out.
UFC debut booked
December 2, 2019
Solecki will make his UFC debut against Matt Wiman in a lightweight matchup at UFC DC on Dec. 7, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Solecki got his UFC contract after choking out James Wallace on Dana White's Contender Series this past summer, and will make his official debut against a 36-year-old Wiman. Wiman returned from nearly a five-year layoff to get knocked out by Luis Pena this summer, but should have any possible ring rust behind him. As of Monday afternoon, the younger Solecki is a (-325) betting favorite.