UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai: Walt Harris vs Marcin Tybura: Prediction and Analysis

Published 06/01/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Marcin Tybura of Poland and Greg Hardy trade punches in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)


UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai will see a heavyweight clash between Walt Harris and Marcin Tybura go down in the co-main event of the card.

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A win for either fighter will help them get up to the upper echelon of the heavyweight division of the UFC. ‘Big Ticket’ will look to break his 2-fight skid. As for Tybura, he will look to build on his current 4-fight winning streak.

Harris has been fighting in the UFC since 2014. He has won 6 out of his 13 fights in the organization, losing 6 too. He has a professional record of 13-9. He has dropped his last 2 fights against the likes of Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: (R-L) Walt Harris punches Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 24, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

As for ‘Tybur’, he is a UFC veteran since 2016. The Jackson Wink MMA trainee has won 8 out of his 13 fights in the promotion.

Wins over Sergey Spivak, Maxim Grishin, Ben Rothwell, and Greg Hardy make up his current 4-fight winning streak inside the Octagon.

All 13 of Harris’ wins in his career have come via knockout finishes. Tybura, on the other hand, has a record of 21-6 with 14 of those coming by finishes. He has 8 T/KO and 6 submission wins under his belt.

Walt Harris vs Marcin Tybura: Analysis

Harris has fast hands and possesses legitimate knockout power in the first round of the fight. But Tybura has made a habit of beating fighters of the same caliber as Harris. He has a good chin and a weird way of defending shots that seem to work in his favor.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Marcin Tybura of Poland punches Ben Rothwell in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Also, ‘Big Ticket‘ has a big problem with his cardio. That has been more than evident from his recent fights. He gasses out after letting his hands go for a flurry of punches once or twice.

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Tybura should be able to go through the early fire and work Harris. Eventually, ‘Tybur’ should gas his opponent out on his way to glory.

Final Prediction: Marcin ‘Tybur‘ Tybura T/KO Round 2.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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