The UFC Sydney main event saw the UFC’s #2 heavyweight Fabricio Werdum outclass the #8 Marcin Tybura on both the feet and of course on the ground. Tybura had his moments with some flush head kicks, but the former champ wore them well, and then proceeded to let his own strikes fly freely. What will the future hold for each of the UFC Sydney main event heavyweights?
Fabricio Werdum def. Marcin Tybura by Unanimous Decision (50-49 x2, 49-46): Heavyweight
The heavyweights went right at each other with Tybura looking to land leather and Werdum launching his legs. Werdum landed a solid body kick that prompted his opponent to switch his stance, and then returned to the body kick once again when Tybura switched back. Werdum landed a clean punching combo, and used the moment to initiate a scramble in which he took the back of Tybura. Tybura was able to shake off the former champ to return to his feet before the end of the opening round.
Tybura came out looking to strike, and even landed a flush head kick, but Werdum ate it like a champ. Werdum continued to score with his punches, crashing in with 3 piece combos that seemed to catch Tybura off guard. Werdum started to let his strikes fly, and was even spotted throwing a spinning wheel kick that just missed.
Werdum continued to let his strikes go in the 3rd round, landing with punches and kicks alike on the much less experienced Tybura. Werdum began to pick apart his opposition with an array of techniques, and also tried to set up his knee on multiple occasions. Tybura spent a big chunk of time defending in the 3rd frame as Werdum basically had his way.
Tybura ate some heavy punches from his opponent to kick off the 4th frame, as Werdum continued to show the difference in the experience department. Werdum scored a takedown about half way through the round, and the experience gap became even more evident. Tybura did his best to not offer up a limb, and as Werdum transitioned into side control, Tybura used the moment to explode to his feet.
Tybura opened up the final round with a massive head kick that wobbled Werdum, but the former UFC champ quickly recovered and looked to press forward. Again, Tybura landed the head kick, but again, Werdum ate it with no problem. Tybura began to land with more frequency as he began to press the action himself. Werdum landed a strong knee in the clinch that slowed the forward pressure of Tybura, and then started to turn up the heat in the final minute of the fight.
Look at Werdum turning up down the stretch:
Werdum sure does have some veteran savvy:
Watch these big men trade:
Look at Tybura escaping the back control of Werdum: