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Two veteran heavyweights coming off wins are set to clash at an October UFC Fight Night event.
Ben Rothwell and Poland’s Marcin Tybura are scheduled to fight on October 10 at a location and venue that have not yet been disclosed. MMA Fighting were the first to report the booking and it was later made official by the promotion.
Tybura (19-6) has recovered from a nightmare 2019, where he suffered back to back knockout losses to Shamil Abdurakhimov and Augusto Sakai, with two decision wins over Sergey Spivak and Maxim Grishin. The 34-year-old is a former M-1 heavyweight Grand Prix winner and has amassed a 6-5 record since debuting in the UFC in 2016. He’s recently moved his training to Ankos MMA due to travel restrictions denying him access to the US.
Rothwell (38-12) has won his last two fights against Stefan Struve and Ovince Saint Preux, forcing the latter back down to 205 lbs with a decision victory back in May. The 38-year-old made his UFC debut in 2009 having already put together a 30-6 resume fighting on the American regional scene. Since then, he has won eight bouts in the UFC while coming up short on six occasions, with eight of these fourteen fights ending early.
The UFC’s October 10 event is set to be headlined by an important bantamweight contest between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen.