Marcin Tybura


Facing Hardy in December
November 21, 2020
Tybura will face Greg Hardy in a heavyweight bout at a UFC event Dec. 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Tybura is coming off a victory over Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision in October, extending his win streak to three fights. Hardy has won his last two bouts and is coming off a victory over Maurice Greene via TKO (punches) at UFC Fight Night on Halloween.
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Wins third straight
October 10, 2020
Tybura defeated Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Rothwell is far more name than game at this point, but he is a well-known opponent, and thus this was an important victory for Tybura. As is the case in almost any Tybura fight, this was an ugly, grinding affair. Tybura connected on just 75 total strikes over the course of the first two rounds before blowing Rothwell out of the water in the final five minutes. In Round 3 alone, Tybura landed 80 total strikes, a takedown and racked up 3:02 worth of control time. Tybura remains miles from the title picture, but he deserves credit for turning his career around. Tybura appeared to be on the way out following a 1-4 stretch from November 2017 to September 2019 but has since rebounded to win three straight. All of those victories have come against mediocre competition (Sergey Spivak, Maxim Grishin, Rothwell) and via decision, but Tybura has bought himself some breathing room here.
Rothwell on deck
August 3, 2020
Tybura is expected to take on Ben Rothwell in a heavyweight matchup at the Oct. 10 UFC event, reports.
Tybura is coming off a pair of unanimous decision victories over Maxim Grishin and Sergey Spivak following a pair of losses, boosting his lengthy UFC career record to 6-5-0. Next up is another experienced UFC fighter in Rothwell, who owns two straight wins following a tough stretch as well. Tybura and Rothwell own identical reaches, but Tybura will surrender an inch of height and some pounds to his opponent. Tybura has youth on his side and trains at an exceptional camp in Jackson-Wink MMA, but he'll have to get by the grizzled vet if he means to make a case for a spot in the heavyweight rankings.
Grinds past Maxim Grishin
July 11, 2020
Tybura defeated Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) at UFC 251 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Originally scheduled to face Alexander Romanov, Tybura had zero issues with the opponent change. Of course, Tybura weighed in 29 pounds heavier than Grishin. It was a dominant win for Tybura, but it wasn't a visually pleasing experience. He never had Grishin in any sort of legitimate trouble, instead preferring to grind out a victory along the fence and on the mat. It won't earn Tybura many new fans, but it was a smart game plan considering the size difference between the two men. Grishin is known for his power, and Tybura never gave him an opportunity to unleash some haymakers. Tybura is now sporting a 6-5 record through his first 11 UFC bouts. He has enough ability to defeat fringe opponents, but we've seen nothing to suggest the big man is a legitimate contender at heavyweight.
New opponent at UFC 251
July 2, 2020
Tybura will now face Maxim Grishin at UFC 251 on July 11 following the withdrawal of Alexander Romanov, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
This fight had been listed as a pick'em in most sportsbooks despite the fact it was Romanov's debut, with Tybura even getting priced as a betting underdog in some daily formats. He'll now get a new opponent that could swing those odds, but Grishin is a far different fight than your typical debuting fighter. The 36-year-old has accumulated roughly 40 professional fights, most recently competing under the banner of PFL, where he went 4-0-2. Grishin hasn't lost since a 2016 matchup against current UFC light heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev.
Added to UFC 251
June 17, 2020
Tybura will take on Alexander Romanov in a heavyweight matchup at UFC 251 on July 11 on Fight Island, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Tybura has been a bit hit-or-miss in his UFC run, but he recently snapped a two-fight losing streak with a victory over Sergey Spivac in February. He'll now look to make it two in a row against a younger, debuting fighter. Romanov is 11-0 in professional MMA bouts, while Tybura has already racked up 10 fights under the UFC banner.