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Heavyweight Showdown Shifts: Tuivasa vs. Tybura Rescheduled as March UFC Fight Night Headliner

The much-anticipated heavyweight clash between Tai Tuivasa and Marcin Tybura has been rescheduled, moving from UFC 298 to take center stage as the headliner of a UFC Fight Night event on March 16 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, announced UFC CEO Dana White on Friday.

Originally slated for UFC 298 on Feb. 17 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, the decision to push the bout back one month adds an extra layer of anticipation to the matchup between the No. 9 ranked heavyweight, Tai Tuivasa, and the No. 10 ranked heavyweight, Marcin Tybura.

Tuivasa finds himself in a challenging phase, grappling with a three-fight skid that includes knockout losses to Sergei Pavlovich and Ciryl Gane, as well as a submission defeat against Alexander Volkov in his most recent outing at UFC 292. Eager to rebound and reclaim his position among the heavyweight elite, Tuivasa welcomes this rescheduled opportunity with renewed determination.

On the other side of the octagon, Tybura aims to bounce back from his recent setback. Having suffered defeat at the hands of the current interim heavyweight champion, Tom Aspinall, at UFC London, Tybura looks to revive his momentum. His prior two-fight winning streak, featuring stoppage wins over Greg Hardy and Walt Harris, showcased his prowess and earned him the No. 10 spot in the UFC Rankings.

The decision to move this heavyweight showdown adds intrigue and suspense to the UFC Fight Night in March, promising fight fans an explosive battle between two determined heavyweights eager to make their mark in the division.

As Dana White confirmed the rescheduling, fight enthusiasts are left anticipating the clash between Tuivasa and Tybura, wondering if the extra month will bring strategic adjustments or further intensify the rivalry. 

The March UFC Fight Night is set to be a pivotal event, and this rescheduled heavyweight headliner is expected to take center stage with all eyes on the octagon.


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