Tuivasa vs Tybura Prediction: Heavyweights Desperate To Get Back To Winning Ways



Tuivasa vs Tybura Prediction: Heavyweights Desperate To Get Back To Winning Ways

Two heavyweights get the chance to headline the latest UFC show inside the Apex this weekend, after being moved from UFC 298. Both men will be out to prove a point after losses in their most recent fights. 

We’ve got all the information about the big men and where your bets should be going in our Tai Tuivasa vs Marcin Tybura prediction.

UFC Fight Night 239: Tuivasa vs Tybura Prediction

The heavyweight division is known for its knockout power across the board. That means it’s not great embarrassment if one of them gets knockcked out.

However, in this one both fighters have probably got one or two too many stoppages against them on their record.

We’ll explain what that means for our Tuivasa vs Tybura prediction ahead of this weekend’s main event in Las Vegas. 

Tai Tuivasa Preview

The king of the shoey returns to action on Saturday night, but he’s not had much excuse to drink beer out of his boot for a while now.

Tuivasa might well be a fan favorite but it hasn’t helped him in his past three contests. The Austraian has lost all three, to Alexander Volkov, Sergei Pavlovich and Cyril Gane. In his defense, that’s not an easy run of fights.

What will be more of a worry for the 30-year-old is that all three of them were finished inside the end of the three rounds.

Gane stopped him with punches, as did Pavlovich, whilst Volkov submitted him. It’s a run that Tuivasa will be looking to end.

His overall record is 14-6 with 13 of those wins coming by knockout and only one of them via decision. His six losses have come via three knockouts, two submissions and one decision.

Marcin Tybura Preview

It’s not just the Australian who’s had issues with recent losses and being stopped. That’s why out Tai Tuivasa vs Marcin Tybura prediction isn’t so easy. 

Tybura hasn’t got a run of defeats on his record but did lose last time out. That was against a returning Tom Aspinall in London last July. The interim UFC heavyweight champion ended it in just one minute and 13 seconds of the first fight. 

The Polish heavyweight does have nine wins by knockout but he’s got more by other methods, with nine by decision and six from submissions. 

In eight losses he’s been stopped five times and lost by decision another three, though he’s never been submitted. 

Tai Tuivasa vs Marcin Tybura Prediction: Bam-Bam To Bang Out Tybura

With the way both men’s recent histories have gone, it could be quite tight to make a Tuivasa vs Tybura prediction. However, we think that Bam Bam is going to come out the winner, and have a perfect excuse for his latest shoey.

The Australian is available at -120 on the Moneyline to pick up the victory, and that’s our first prediction. Tybura can be picked up at +100, showing how close the oddsmakers have this one. 

It seems pretty obvious that if you’re going to back Tuivasa to win then you think it’ll be by TKO/KO, and at +100 that’s our second prediction for the fight. 

Tuivasa’s power has seen him finish 11 fights in the first round and a finish inside the first five minutes for the Austrlian is our +275 third prediction.

Ryan Sidle is a sports journalist with nearly a decade in the industry. He's been interested in boxing since Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno and his MMA fandom was sparked by Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva.