In the main event of last night’s (Sat. November 18, 2017) UFC Sydney event from Australia, ex-UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum took on Marcin Tybura.
Werdum came in losing two of his last four fights; dropping his heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic with a devastating knockout, losing a Majority Decision to Alistair Overeem. “Vai Cavalo” also took home a unanimous decision win over Travis Browne and steamrolled Walt Harris with a quick armbar just last month (October 7th).
Tybura had won three-straight fights over the likes of Viktor Pesta, Luis Henrique, and Andrei Arlovski. With a potential win over Werdum the Poland native will have solidified himself as a legitimate threat to the heavyweight throne.
Werdum and Tybura surprisingly went all five rounds inside the Octagon, with a few submission scares from “Vai Cavalo” and each man putting up their fair share of big shots – the Brazilian took home a lopsided unanimous decision win. Now he refocuses his attention on getting the UFC heavyweight title back around his waist.
You can check out the full fight video highlights here: