UFC Fight Island 5: Marcin Tybura Outscores Ben Rothwell

Marcin Tybura battled through Ben Rothwell's ridiculous pressure early on, and went on to outscore the veteran heavyweight.

Marcin Tybura recorded one of the biggest wins of his career to date, at UFC Fight Island 5, by outscoring veteran heavyweight contender, Ben Rothwell.

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Round one

Rothwell came out pressuring, as usual, behind heavy shots. Tybura looked to counter and scored with some hard shots of his own. Both heavyweights continued to come with punches and very few kicks. Rothwell appeared to stagger Tybura with a huge right later in the round but the latter returned fire a moment later. In the final moments of the round, the two fired in punches from the clinch, before breaking apart.

Round two

The heavyweights continued to wing heavy punches to begin round two. Rothwell chased Tybura down and clinched up. Tybura worked his way free and the heavy volume of strikes continued. Tybura changed levels later in the round but Rothwell shrugged it off. Tybura tagged Rothwell with a hard shot moments later that may have stunned the latter. As the round ended, Rothwell was still moving forward, firing a steady stream of strikes.

Round three

Tybura appeared to be the fresher of the fighter as the third round started. The two continued to fire away, but a couple of minutes in, Tybura took Rothwell to the floor. Tybura worked from the top position for a fair amount of time, and landed some strikes from above. Tybura controlled the position for the remainder of the fight and bloodied Rothwell with shots from the top.

Entertaining fight. Tybura gets the UD win.

Here are the results so far for UFC Fight Island 5, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi.

Marcin Tybura def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Dricus Du Plessis def. Markus Perez via KO (punches) R1, 3:22

Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot via TKO (punches) R1, 1:35

Ilia Topuria def. Youssef Zalal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar via TKO (punches) R1, 1:42

Chris Daukaus def. Rodrigo Nascimento via KO (punches) R1, 0:45

Joaquin Buckley def. Impa Kasanganay via KO (spinning back kick) R2, 2:03

Tony Kelley def. Ali AlQaisi via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Giga Chikadze def. Omar Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tracy Cortez def. Stephanie Egger via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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