The Ultimate Fighting Championship holds its final event of 2020 with UFC Fight Night 183 on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Headlining the event are two ranked welterweights in Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-main event features a bantamweight affair between the former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and the surging Marlon Vera.
In a heavyweight bout, Greg Hardy takes on Marvin Tybura with both fighters being on their respective win streaks.
Hardy, a DWCS alumnus is a natural athlete. Transitioning from professional football to MMA, Hardy has been on a tear since people started taking notice of his power. Although Hardy lacks experience in this bout, all he needs is one to put the seasoned veteran, Tybura away for the evening.
Marcin Tybura has been in the UFC longer than Hardy has been competing in MMA. With a significant advantage in experience, Tybura has 26 fights to his resume to Hardy’s 10 and is riding a 3 fight win streak.
Here’s how the heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Marcin Tybura went down at UFC Fight Night 183, including around by around scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Both fighters utilize all of their standup tools to feel each other out early. After a quick start, they settle their pace to single, more precise strikes. Hardy is dictating the pace, but Tybura isn’t gunshy to get within range to land his own damage. Hardy strings together a punch combination the game with the body and rocks Tybura with a punch overtop. Tybura attempts to close the distance with a minute left, Hardy starts landing clean straight rights. After landing seven consecutive right hands, Hardy knows he has Tybura hurt and is looking eagerly for the stoppage when the bell sounds.
MyMMANews scores the first round for Greg Hardy. 10-9
Round 2: Hardy looks to pick up where he left off, landing hard punches upstairs. Tybura marches forward and starts to landing his own significant punches on Hardy. Tybura is gaining confidence as he continues to find success against the bigger Hardy. Tybura changes levels and scoops Hardy up and dumps him to the canvas. Once the bout hit the floor, Tybura found a dominant position from the side and the beginning of the end ensued. Hardy is taking multiple unanswered punches from the ground as the referee gives a warning. The punishment persisted and the referee had no choice but to stop the action.
Official Winner: Marcin Tybura defeats Greg Hardy via TKO. (4:31 into round 2.)
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