Alexander Volkov

Volkov edges Tybura in back and forth battle

Alexander Volkov/Marcin Tybura

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Fight Island today, Saturday, October 30, 2021, for UFC 267, the first non-PPV numbered event since UFC 138 back in November of 2011. That was six days shy of a decade ago..

Headlining the event is a light-heavyweight championship clash between Jan Blachowicz and No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira, while the co-main event will be contested in the bantamweight division, an interim title clash between No. 1 ranked former champion Petr Yan and No. 3 ranked Cory Sandhagen.

This could honestly be a vacant title fight.

Many people believe Yan to be better than our champion Aljamain Sterling, though he lost their bout via DQ, and many believe Sandhagen defeated Dillashaw over the summer, though he lost via split decision.

Our feature fight of the night will be contested in the lightweight division between No. 5 ranked Islam Makhachev and No. 6 ranked Dan Hooker as well. This is the best free card ever put on by the UFC!

Looking to bounce back from his last outing, Alexander Volkov meets Marcin Tybura in a featured heavyweight bout. Volkov blasted onto the UFC scene with significant force in 2016. He’s been tried and tested by the weight classes best with significant wins over the likes of Allistair Overeem, Walt Harris and Fabricio Werdum. Only dropping the ball on several occasions to top ranked fighters, the 33 year old Russian, “Drago” has plenty of fight left in his tank and a win over Tybura will put him in a comfortable situation within the division.

Marcin Tybura is currently riding a 5 fight win streak and ranked number 8 in the world. Tybura has really come into his own in the past several years and become a force in the heavyweight division. With big wins over Stefan Struve, Ben Rothwell and Walt Harris, Tybura could inch one step closer to title contention pending a win in this matchup.

Continue reading to see how this epic heavyweight encounter went down:

Round 1: Tybura starts quick with his punches to set a solid pace. Volkov finds his range and gets to work behind his jab. Tybura looks to close the distance while firing heavy punches against the fence. Volkov circles off and the fighters get back to the center of the cage. Amidst a brief clinch, Volkov gets Tybura to the ground, in half guard and works for better position until time expires.

MyMMANews scores round 1 for Tybura. 10-9

Round 2: Volkov gets right back to work firing straight punches down the center line. Tybura is eager to close the clinch, firing shots on the inside. Volkov is finding success with his right hand, lookin to keep Tybura at bay. Both fighters trade positions against the fence, reversing the other momentarily. Tybura landed several hard shots, seemingly dazing Volkov. However, both fighters landed their own significant shots until the bell.

MyMMANews scores round 2 for Volkov. 10-9

Round 3: Tybura gets on the attack early, putti no pressure on Volkov early. Setting up heavy shots, Tybura looks for another takedown. Volkov has defended 14/14 takedown attempts thus far and gets back to the center of the cage, firing heavy punches. Tybura gets back on the attack, stalking Volkov while Volkov is throwing shots off of the back foot. Tybura presses Volkov against the fence, and Volkov lands several hard straight shots to close the fight.

MyMMANews scores round 3 for Tybura: 10-9

Official result: Alexander Volkov defeats Marcin Tybura via unanimous decision

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