After a quick win over Walt Harris just five weeks ago, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum stepped up to replace Mark Hunt in the main event of UFC Sydney. In his way was #8-ranked heavyweight Marcin Tybura, who didn't pose much of a challenge for the great. Werdum utilized defense, technical striking and the threat of takedown to seal up a dominant win.
You can see an excerpt from Fightful's live coverage below.
Round Five: The round begins with Werdum catching Tybura with a push kick, Tybura rocks Werdum with a head kick that gets blocked. Tybura then catches Werdum with an overhand right, Werdum backs up Tybura after nailing him with a right. Werdum nails Tybura with a knee strike to the head, Werdum missing a spinning back fist and Tybura cracks him with a right. Werdum charges at Tybura while just swinging away at him, Werdum then nails Tybura with a kick to the midsection. Werdum backs up Tybura with a punching combination followed by a high kick as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Werdum (Final Score: 50-45 for Werdum)
Official Result: #2 Fabricio Werdum def. #8 Marcin Tybura by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
Following the fight, Werdum indicated that he would probably continue to fight for the next three or four more years. Derrick Lewis stated on Twitter that he'd like to take on the winner of tonight's fight after being forced to withdraw from a planned bout with Werdum last month on fight night at UFC 216.
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