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Who won Tybura vs Ivanov?
Marcin Tybura beat Blagoy Ivanov by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Marcin Tybura.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Tybura vs Ivanov stats
Marcin Tybura stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Blagoy Ivanov made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Tybura had a slight advantage in power over Ivanov, with a 39% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 32%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ivanov had a slight advantage over Tybura, with a 32% submission rate over Tybura's 26%.
Marcin Tybura was the older man by 1 year, at 38 years old.
Tybura had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Tybura was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 year later than Ivanov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 70 to Ivanov's 61.
Tybura vs Ivanov form
Tybura had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alexander Romanov at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkov at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Walt Harris at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in the United States.
Before that, he had beat Greg Hardy at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Blagoy Ivanov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had lost to Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Tai Tuivasa at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.
He had defeated Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marcin Tybura had been fighting more than Blagoy Ivanov.
Going to this contest, Marcin Tybura had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 16 days ago, while Blagoy Ivanov's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 29 days ago.
Tybura's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Ivanov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tybura vs Ivanov?
Marcin Tybura was a 7/10 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Blagoy Ivanov made his way into the ring at 23/20 (+120) with oddsmakers.