In the UFC Austin co-main event, the UFC’s #7 heavyweight Derrick Lewis hung tough to knockout the #9 Marcin Tybura in the 3rd round. Lewis found early success with his power punching, stunning Tybura multiple times in the opening round. The 2nd stanza was a bit of a different story, with Tybura finding top position and keeping it for the bulk of the round. Lewis would not be denied, as he remained vertical and found the open space he needed to nuke his opposition. What a gutsy performance from Lewis in front of his home crowd!
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play from Derrick Lewis’ destruction of Marcin Tybura:
Round 3 - Lewis misses with a head kick. So does Tybura. Oblique kicks from Tybura. Lewis connects with a left. Tybura charges into the clinch. Tybura scoops a single. Lewis fights in off and gets a brief takedown. Lewis with two huge shots as Tybura gets up! Tybura is on dream street! One more big shot on the ground and The Black Beast is a winner!
Derrick Lewis defeated Marcin Tybura via KO (strikes), round 3
The power of Lewis is scary:
Who said 'The Beast' doesn't have late-round power? Derrick Lewis finishes Marcin Tybura for a huge win! #UFCAustin https://t.co/8GlpXtsfy0— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 19, 2018
Check out this angry G&P from Lewis:
VICIOUS ground and pound.@TheBeast_UFC #UFCAustin pic.twitter.com/cwvrvSfdA5— UFC (@ufc) February 19, 2018
Full highlights of Lewis-Tybura: