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UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura: Fight date, time, undercard & how to watch

Heavyweight contenders Tai Tuivasa and Marcin Tybura face off in a rearranged bout in Las Vegas next month.

The duo were originally scheduled to meet on the UFC 298 card but the bout was moved to headline this event.

Tuivasa is looking to end a three-fight losing streak, while Tybura returns to the octagon for the first time since losing out to Tom Aspinall in July.

The bout headlines what looks set to be another enthralling UFC card and here we pick out the crucial information for this heavyweight encounter.

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura date

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura will take place on Saturday 16th March 2024 in Las Vegas, meaning the action will get underway in the early hours of Sunday 17th March for fight fans in the UK.

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura time

The prelims are scheduled to start at 21:00 UK time on Saturday night, with the main card expected to begin at midnight.

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura venue and location

The event is being held at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada, United States and will be the promotion's fifth trip to this venue in 2024, following on from UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2 on 13th January, UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs. Imavov on 3rd February and upcoming events UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Pyfer on 10th February and UFC Fight Night 238 on 2nd March.

The facility was officially opened on 18th June 2019 and was chosen, in part, given its close proximity to the UFC Performance Institute, which is located across the street.

The Apex has the capacity to host live events as well as studio shows.

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura how to watch

As with all UFC events, the card will be broadcast in the UK on TNT Sports.

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura odds

Tuivasa is rated as the slight favourite to win at 4/5, while Tybura is priced at 1/1.

Tai Tuivasa record

Tai Tuivasa initially attempted to forge a career in Rugby League but the Australian gave up the sport in 2010 before making the move into MMA, making his professional debut in 2012.

Tuivasa compiled a 6-0 record in MMA before his UFC debut in 2017, which came on the undercard of Tybura’s bout with Fabrício Werdum, as he claimed a first round KO victory over Rashad Coulter.

Tuivasa won his next two fights before a run of three successive defeats. The 30-year-old then embarked on a five-fight winning run, with all of those wins coming by KO, but he heads into this encounter seeking to end a run of three successive losses.

Those defeats have come against high-quality opposition in the shape of Ciryl Gane, Sergei Pavlovich and Alexander Volkov, and Tuivasa is currently ranked at #8 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Tuivasa has a 14-6 overall record in MMA and an 8-6 record in the UFC.

Marcin Tybura record

Marcin Tybura made his MMA debut in his native Poland back in 2011 and he compiled a 12-0 record before suffering a first defeat in 2015. Tybura was 13-1 when he made his UFC debut in Zagreb in April 2016, losing on points against Timothy Johnson.

Tybura responded by claiming a second round stoppage win over Viktor Pesta in his next bout in August of the same year with a display that earned him the Performance of the Night.

Tybura picked up two more wins before his first event as a headliner but he lost out to Werdum on that occasion and went on to lose three of his next four fights.

The 38-year-old then embarked on a five-fight winning streak, a run that included two more Performance of the Night honours, before a points defeat to Volkov.

Tybura claimed wins over Alexander Romanov and Blagoy Ivanov, both on points, before coming up against Aspinall, where he was stopped in the first round.

Tybura is currently ranked at #11 in the UFC heavyweight rankings and has a 24-8 record overall in MMA, while he is 11-7 since his UFC debut.

UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa v Tybura fight card

  • Tai Tuivasa v Marcin Tybura (Heavyweight) 
  • Ovince Saint Preux v Kennedy Nzechukwu (Light Heavyweight) 
  • Natan Levy v Mike Davis (Lightweight) 
  • Joshua Culibao v Danny Silva (Featherweight) 
  • Thiago Moisés v Brad Riddell (Lightweight) 
  • Christian Rodriguez v Isaac Dulgarian (Featherweight) 
  • Pannie Kianzad v Macy Chiasson (Women's Bantamweight) 
  • Gerald Meerschaert v Bryan Barberena (Middleweight) 
  • Josiane Nunes v Chelsea Chandler (Women's Bantamweight) 
  • Bryan Battle v Ange Loosa (Welterweight) 
  • Jafel Fiho v Ode' Osbourne (Flyweight) 
  • Cory McKenna v Jaqueline Amorin (Women's Strawweight) 
  • Charalampos Grigoriou v Chad Anheliger (Bantamweight)

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