MMA Preview – Marcin Tybura vs Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 134

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 134? Sunday 22nd July, 2018 - 18:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 134? Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

What channel is UFC Fight Night 134 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 134? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 134? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two big Europeans will make the short trip to Hamburg with the pressure of avoiding three straight losses. Marcin Tybura is coming off a decision to Fabrício Werdum and a TKO to Derrick Lewis whereas Stefan Struve is coming off a TKO to Alexander Volkov and a decision to Andrei Arlovski.

These losses don’t look pretty on their records but they were all against top-ten opponents so a big win at UFC Fight Night 134 will keep their stock high in the heavyweight division.

THE PREDICTION

Any fight involving Struve is exciting, not only due to his dimensions but his skill set. He has a colossal reach which he uses less for his striking but more to wrap up deadly submissions. However, Tybura is no slouch on the ground and won’t be put off by the assets of the towering skyscraper.

With seven knockouts to his name, Tybura is dangerous on the feet but the fact that Struve uses his reach so poorly, it is likely we’ll the Pole close the distance and throw bombs directed towards the chin.

The fight will really depend on what Struve turns up. He shows glimpses of championship quality but often lacks a well-executed game plan and if he does not prepare well for Tybura, the Dutchman will be in for another long night.

Winner: Tybura via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.