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    Rozenstruik vs. Tybura booked for UFC Vegas 49 on February 26th


    โ€œBigi Boyโ€ Jairzinho Rozenstruik will return to action on February 26th against fellow heavyweight Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 49.

    Thatโ€™s the word from MMA journalist Marcel Dorff, who broke the news Sunday afternoon.

    Rozenstruik came into the UFC with a lot of heat and a record of 6-0 MMA / 76-8-1 kickboxing. He won his first four fights in the big leagues by knockout before running into Francis Ngannou at UFC 249 in May of 2020 โ€” That battle of the titans ended in 20 seconds with โ€œBigi Boyโ€ unconscious on the canvas.

    Since then Rozenstruik has traded wins and losses: a KO win over Junior Dos Santos, a decision loss to Ciryl Gane. A KO win over Augusto Sakai, a decision loss to Curtis Blaydes. That last fight was at UFC 266 in September of 2021 and left Jairzinho sitting at #6 in the UFCโ€™s heavyweight rankings.

    Marcin Tybura is down at #9 after having a five fight win streak snapped in October of 2021 by Alexander Volkov. Largely a decision-heavy fighter, Tyburaโ€™s last two wins against Greg Hardy and Walt Harris came via exciting TKO, earning โ€œTyburโ€ back to back performance bonuses. But will he be able to use his technical skills to survive Rozenstruikโ€™s power?



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