UFC Fight Night 179: Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 179: Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura Picks and Predictions Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Marcin Tybura vs. Ben Rothwell

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Flash Forum)

The Line: -- Marcin Tybura +125 / Ben Rothwell -155 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura face off in a heavyweight showdown for the main event at UFC Fight Night 179 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Both of these fighters are currently unranked. 

Ben Rothwell comes into this fight with a 38-12 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has been up and down. Rothwell has won two fights in a row including his last fight Ovince Saint Preux in May of 2020 and in that fight he won by split decision. Rothwell had more significant strikes and also had one takedown. Rothwell’s last loss came in July of 2019 against Andrei Arlovski, a fight he was dominated in. Rothwell is averaging 3.37 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.44 significant strikes per minute. Rothwell is averaging 0.68 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and he is only successful on 33 percent of his attempts. Rothwell also stops 69 percent of his opponents' takedown attempts. Rothwell is averaging 0.3 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

Marcin Tybura comes into this fight with a 19-6 record overall and coming into this fight he has won two in a row. Tybura’s last fight came against Maxim Grishin in July of 2020 and in that one he had three takedowns and that led to a unanimous decision victory. Tybura is averaging 3.32 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.83 significant strikes per minute. Tybura is also averaging 1.69 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 48 percent of his takedown attempts. Tybura has also stopped 82 percent of his opponents' takedown attempts. Tybura is also averaging 0.1 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

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In terms of talent, Rothwell is the better fighter and he is going to get the job done in this one. Rothwell is a grinder and even if he takes on damage early, don’t get worried, he is still going to get the job done. Back Rothwell to get the job done.

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Shane’s Pick Ben Rothwell -155

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