VIDEO: Marcin Tybura Stops Walt Harris in the First Round at UFC Vegas 28

Published 06/05/2021, 9:55 PM EDT


Marcin Tybura and Walt Harris clashed in a heavyweight bout in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai. ‘Tybur’ earned a first-round finish over ‘The Big Ticket’ to extend his current winning streak to 5 fights inside the UFC Octagon.

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Harris started the fight with fire, as always. He had Tybura hurt, and it looked like he might get the finish at one point. However, Tybura caught a kick Harris threw and took him down. That was the end of the beginning for the no.8 heavyweight contender, Harris. He got pummeled in the ground with punches and eventually got finished.

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Harris, who suffered his 10th career defeat, has now lost 3 back-to-back fights. Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem finished ‘The Big Ticket’ previously. As for Tybura, he earned back-to-back finishes now. He stopped Greg Hardy in his last fight inside the Octagon.

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On the back of his ninth career T/KO win, Tybura has now extended his record to 22-6.

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)

Tybura showed his wrestling credentials, controlling his opponent on the ground. His chin was on display once again, as he was able to take all the shots that his opponent offered.

What’s next for Marcin Tybura and Walt Harris?

Ahead of the fight, ‘Tybur’ sat at 11 in the UFC rankings. He can certainly expect to enter the top 10 after his performance tonight. Furthermore, he will get an even higher-ranked opponent in his next fight for sure. However, Tybura didn’t call out a specific name for his next appearance inside the Octagon.

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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)

Meanwhile, Harris will have to reassess his game plan and training techniques. As he has wilted under pressure in his recent losses, ‘The Big Ticket’ needs to take a hard look at his methods before making his next appearance inside the Octagon.

What did you make of the fight? Let us know.

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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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