UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs Tybura
Fabricio Werdum and Tai Tuivasa shine at UFC Fight Night 121.
UFC Fight Night 121 is being heralded by many as perhaps one of the strangest events in MMA history.
In the sense that this has been officially declared as the longest 13-fight UFC card in history, starting at 10:30 am local time and ending at 5:22 pm.
Regardless, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum maintained his position in the elite at 265, by outclassing Marcin Tybura; albeit getting rocked in the final round. Furthermore, the main card (FOX Sports 1) and UFC Fight Pass prelims, featured fights which all went the distance.
What served to further accentuate the troughs and peaks throughout the event, is that the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card saw every fight showcase highly-entertaining exchanges throughout. So, without further ado, here are the results for UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs Tybura—
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Main Card (FOX Sports 1)
#1 Fabricio Werdum vs Marcin Tybura
Fabricio Werdum dominated this matchup over the course of 4 rounds—out-striking Tybura, with minimal grappling exchanges.
However, after achieving a significant lead, Werdum seemed to slow down in the final stanza of the fight; which allowed Tybura to ding him with a couple of beautiful head kicks. Werdum seemed rocked toward the end but persevered and won the bout on the scorecards.
Result: Fabricio Werdum def. Marcin Tybura via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
#2 Jessica Rose-Clark vs Bec Rawlings
One ought to note that both fighters seemed well-matched in the grappling and striking aspects and realistically speaking, the fight could have gone either way.
Jessica and Bec engaged in a rather scrappy contest, with both fighters trading heavy leather toward the end. Ultimately, Jessica was declared the winner by 2 of the 3 judges.
Result: Jessica Rose-Clark def. Bec Rawlings via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#3 Belal Muhammad vs Tim Means
Muhammad’s iron chin helped him against the always dangerous Tim Means.
Means wasn’t able to successfully get into his rhythm and utilize his trademark Muay Thai attack, whereas Muhammad prevailed in most exchanges over the course of their 3-round fight. ‘Remember The Name’ Muhammad prevailed in the end.
Result: Belal Muhammad def. Tim Means via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)