UFC: Ben Rothwell – Marcin Tybura targeted for October 10th

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The UFC has been working hard over the last couple of weeks to set their schedule for the rest of 2020. Dana White said that once he returned from Fight Island it would be time to work.

We’ve seen a bunch of fights get announced recently and there’s another contest in the works. According to multiple reports, Ben Rothwell (38-12) will be taking on Marcin Tybura (19-6). Both men come into the contest off back-to-back wins.

Big Ben’s UFC Journey

Nearly 11 years ago, Big Ben Rothwell made his UFC debut. He had a ton of hype behind him as he entered the contest 14-1 in his last 15 fights. However, the UFC gave him Cain Velasquez in his debut who proceeded to maul Rothwell.

Since then, Rothwell has gone 8-5 in 13 fights in the UFC. He went on a four fight winning streak which included wins over Alistair Overeem, Matt Mitrione, and Josh Barnett. Rothwell looked to be a win or two away from a title shot.

The UFC paired him against former champion, Junior Dos Santos. Rothwell would drop that fight by unanimous decision before sitting out for nearly three years due to suspension issues.

Big Ben returned last year and dropped two straight. However, Rothwell finished Stefan Struve back in December and took a split decision against Ovince St. Pruex to get back on track this year. He hopes to make it three in a row in October.

Marcin Tybura lost two and a row in 2019 just like Rothwell. Also like Rothwell, Tybura has bounced back with two consecutive wins this year. The Polish heavyweight has been in there with top guys like former champion, Fabricio Werdum.

Tybura will make the walk on October 10th at 6-5 in his UFC career. Both of these men are looking to break back into the top 15 of the heavyweight division. A win for either would mean three straight which could do the trick.

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