Marcin Tybura def. Alexander Romanov in sloppy decision.
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In this highlighted play-by-play we look at the featured prelim of the event, Alexander Romanov vs. Marcin Tybura.
Romanov (16-0), heads into this fight of the back of another dominant performance against Chase Sherman, won via submission (key lock) in the very first round. An heavyweight prospect that is a problem for the division, let’s see how he does with this test.
Tybura (22-7), looks to bounce back after a unanimous decision loss against heavyweight staple Alexander Volkov in October of last year. Tybura will look to upset the odds as he comes in +280 underdog via Draftking.
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Here’s how the fight played out round by round:
Jason Herzog your referee in charge. Romanov early has double unders against the cage and picks up Tybura and slams him to the mat. Big shots up against the cage from Romanov. Tybura trying to work his way back up but gets slammed back to the mat after taking heavy knees to the thigh. An onslaught of punches and control from the Moldovan to end the round. Pure domination.
MyMMANews.com scores it: 10-8 to Alexander Romanov
Romanov opening up early with his hands, trying to make Tybura think. Tybura lands a left hand that momentarily staggers the Moldovan. Romanov taking some hard deep breathes in the last few minutes. Tybura jumps on a slip from Romanov and dishes out some punishment to the body before the bell goes. A much better round from the Polish fighter.
MyMMANews.com scores it: 10-9 to Marcin Tybura, 18-19
Slower pace in the third, both fighters are feeling the elevation. Tybura landing the better shots as we are half way through the round. Tybura having a very good round, backing up Romanov. With a minute left, Romanov is completely gassed. Tybura still looking fresh and bouncing on his feet. Tybura presses forward at the end of the round and Romanov fires back with a superman punch, that’s it. We go to the scorecards, potentially another draw.
MyMMANews.com scores it: 10-9 to Marcin Tybura, 28-28
Official Result: Marcin Tybura def. Alexandr Romanov via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
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