Headlining the event comes a heavyweight showdown between multi-time world champion kickboxer Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Augusto Sakai.
Co-headlining the event came a bout also contested in the heavyweight division, this one between No. 8 ranked Walt Harris and No. 11 ranked Marcin Tybura.
Harris hasn’t had a bit of a rough go as of late.
First, his personal, family matters, and then the two fights he’s had since returning from that tragic event.
The UFC matched him up first with Alistair Overeem, and then Alexander Volkov, both multiple-time world champions, both of which TKO’d him in round two.
It’s good to see the UFC give him a more fitting match up.
That being said, Tybura has had a real career resurgence as of late, winning his last four after having a 1-4 stretch where he was knocked out in three of those defeats.
Does Harris end his losing streak, or does Tybura improve his own streak to five-straight?
Continue reading to see how this heavyweight encounter went down:
Official Result: Marcin Tybura def. Walt Harris via TKO (punches) at 4:06 of round one
Both men come out throwing kicks, Tybura to the body, and Harris to the head. Harris first throws a beautiful switch-kick that Tybura blocks, before throwing a round-kick that partially catches Tybura and stuns him.
Harris unloads with all sorts of heavy shots, hurting Tybura even further, but Tybura stays composed and keeps from being finished. Harris then cracks him with a hard cross and drops him, before Tybura’s able to save himself with the takedown.
Tybura is right in Harris’ side control, before he takes the back in top turtle position. He ends up flattening Harris out and gets the stoppage via ground-and-pound toward the end of round one.