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Uniejow, Poland’s Marcin Tybura decisions Maxim Grishin at ‘UFC 251’ on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Maxim Grishin, Marcin Tybura (©UFC)

Maxim Grishin, Marcin Tybura (©UFC)

Marcin “Tybur” Tybura, 34, of Uniejow, Santana, Amapa, Brazil was one of the “UFC 251” winners. The Polish mixed martial artist earned his sixth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 13 MMA matches, “UFC 251” took place at the UFC Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on July 11, 2020 (or July 12, 2020 in the UAE). In the fourth bout, Tybura fought Maxim “Maximus” Grishin, 36, of Tambov, Russia in the heavyweight division.

Herb Dean served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the heavyweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges.

Two judges scored it 30-27 while one scored it 30-26. In the end, Dean raised the hand of Tybura, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “UFC 251” improved Tybura’s professional MMA record to 19 wins and 6 losses. The Uniejow native is now riding a two-bout winning streak.

On the other hand, Grishin now has 30 wins and 8 losses. The Russian MMA fighter made his UFC debut at “UFC 251.”

 

Including Poland and Russia, 12 countries were represented at “UFC 251.” The others were Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S.

Tybura solely represented Poland. Grishin was one of the four representatives of Russia.

In the co-main event, Max “Blessed” Holloway, 28, of Waiane, Hawaii, USA challenged UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski, 31, of Windang, New South Wales, Australia. The defending champion won via split decision.

In the main event, Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, 35, of Miami, Florida, USA challenged reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman, 33, who was fighting out of Nigeria by way of Delray Beach, Florida. The defending champion won via unanimous decision.

 

Born on November 9, 1985, Tybura has been competing since 2011. Before joining the UFC, he competed in Polish MMA Championship Finals, Olimp Exteme Fight, Prime Fighting Championship, Gladiator Arena and M-1 Global.

Tybura made his UFC debut in 2016. The first five opponents he defeated in the promotion were Viktor Pesta, Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira, Andrei Arlovski, Stefan Struve and Sergey Spivak.

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