MMA Preview – Fabricio Werdum vs Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121

Date: Sunday 19th November, 3am (UK)

Location: Sydney, Australia

Venue: Qudos Bank Arena

Marcin Tybura was originally scheduled to share the main event slot with the New Zealander, Mark Hunt. However, after Hunt disclosed concerns over brain damage he may have received over the years in a recent interview, the UFC decided to pull him from the fight for his own safety.

The card has been saved thanks to the Brazilian legend, Fabrício Werdum, who only fought last month. He poses a completely different threat for Tybura who would have been preparing for a stand-up war with Hunt. Werdum is also a dangerous striker but if the fight goes to the ground - it’s game over. The world champion Jiu-Jitsu expert is simply on a different level to any heavyweight in the world so Tybura will be looking to keep the fight standing at all costs.

See below for the statistical breakdown, with the takedown defence of Tybura and takedown accuracy of Werdum highlighted as the key stat. Don’t be surprised if Werdum looks to make a statement and finish the Polish native on the feet but his trump card is impossible to ignore.

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.