Hunt vs. Tybura to headline UFC’s return to Sydney in November
A heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt (13-11-1, 1 NC) and Marcin Tybura (16-2) will headline UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 19 from Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. UFC officials announced the fight on Monday.
Hunt put a stop to Derrick Lewis’ six-fight winning streak when he knocked him out in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night 110 main event bout in June. Prior to that Hunt had been stopped by Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 in March.
The 43-year-old “Super Samoan” also holds recent knockout victories over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir, in addition to a No Contest against Brock Lesnar in July 2016. Hunt is currently ranked No. 6 in the division and has finished 10 of his 13 career wins via knockout.
Tybura holds the No. 10 spot in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak. The 31-year-old Polish fighter has already fought twice this year, winning a unanimous decision over Andrei Arlovksi in June following a TKO over Luis Henrique in March. And prior to that “Tybur” stopped Viktor Pesta with a head kick in August of last year.
A former M-1 Heavyweight and Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, Tybura is now 3-1 inside the UFC octagon. He holds a brown belt in BJJ and has finished six of his 16 wins by submission and seven by knockout.
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