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Tomorrow Night, Noted Boomerang Thrower Fabricio Werdum Will Throw His Fists In A Heavyweight Main Event

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UFC’s got an event down unda tomorrow night, and it’s main evented by Fabricio Werdum (-320) vs Marcin Tybura (+305) in a heavyweight bout. The original main event featured “Tybur” against Mark Hunt, a Sydney native, but he was pulled by the UFC who said there was medical reasoning behind it. We’re still yet to hear what that reasoning was as far I know, but now Marcin’s got his hands full with the #2 ranked Heavyweight in the world. He’s no slouch, at 3-1 in the UFC (coming off a win over Andre Arlovski), but Werdum’s another animal. This is a guy who’s coming off a TKO via boomerang on the streets. He’s a hard mothafucka.

Fabricio Werdum is 2-2 in his last 4, his last win taking place juuuust over a month ago when Walt Harris stepped in as a last minute replacement for Derrick Lewis only to get armbarred in seconds. That fight was an eye opener for me. It was a realization that Fabricio Werdum is operating at the highest level of fighting, and if you throw anyone in that cage with him that isn’t, they don’t even have a puncher’s chance.

He’s a huge step-up in competition for Marcin Tybura, and it’s a tough matchup stylistically for the youngster, too. He has size and reach advantage, and really excels on the ground…where Werdum is a sick Brazilian jiu jitsu blackbelt. Soooooo, don’t really wanna bring it there! He could stand and trade with the former heavyweight champ…but uhh…also not really a good idea, as Werdum’s striking has become very sharp in recent fights. I think Marcin’s best path to victory is just catching Fabricio early and keeping the pressure on. I wouldn’t bet the house on that happening, however. I predict Vai Cavalo will climb another rung back to title contention.

There’s some other fun fights on this card such as Bec Rawlings vs Jessica-Rose Clark, Tim Means vs Belal Muhammed, and Elias Theodorou vs Daniel Kelly that make it worth throwing on if you’ve got nothing else going on, but don’t go out of your way to watch every second of UFC Fight Night 121. The card to do that for took place last week, and you can go back and relive that HERE.

I’ll tweet out my FULL picks tomorrow as always, right before the main card goes live, so make sure to follow me for that update. There should be a button to do so below. Thanks folks!