Marcin Tybura


Needs new opponent at UFC 260
February 24, 2021
Tybura will no longer face Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 260 on March 27, Cole Shelton of reports.
Tybura had been looking to extend his UFC winning streak to five and build momentum following a TKO victory over Greg Hardy in December. He ultimately won't get to do so against the 34-year-old veteran of the UFC and WSOF, but with the event a month out and several heavyweights cashing in big performances last weekend, it wouldn't be surprising for the promotion to seek a new opponent.
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Set to face Blagoy Ivanov
February 16, 2021
Tybura will square off against Blagoy Ivanov in a heavyweight fight at UFC 260 on March 27, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Tybura has been in quite a good run of form lately, winning four straight fights. He most recently beat Greg Hardy by second-round TKO in December. Ivanov hasn't had the same recent results, dropping a pair of split decisions against Derrick Lewis and Augusto Sakai.
Takes out Greg Hardy
December 19, 2020
Tybura defeated Greg Hardy via TKO (strikes) at 4:31 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Employing a bend but don't break mentality, Tybura managed to survive Hardy's early onslaught before putting him away in the later stages of Round 2. Tybura's chin has been questionable in the past, but it held up in this one. Hardy's gas tank has never been strong and unsurprisingly, the momentum shifted to Tybura as the fight progressed. Tybura turned 35 years of age this past November and doesn't possess the typical knockout power associated with most heavyweights, but he has won four fights in a row in 2020. This recent string of success comes on the heels of a five-fight streak in which he went 1-4 from November 2017 to September 2019. The most recent effort will help out his bank account as well, as Tybura earned one of four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses awarded Saturday night.
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.
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.