Marcin Tybura had been struggling going into UFC Vancouver. The Poland native had lost three of his last four bouts, with the lone win coming against Stefan Struve in July of 2018. The 33-year-old was finished by Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO in round two in his most recent bout in April. The veteran has shown he belongs, just ask Andrei Arlovski. But losing streaks in the UFC are something to avoid if you want to stick around.
Augusto Sakai belongs in the UFC as well. The 28-year-old Brazilian has lost just once in his 15 fight career, to Cheick Kongo by split-decision in May of 2017. That loss capped a 4-1-1 run in Bellator MMA. After impressing at Dana White Contender Series Brazil 1 in August of 2018, Sakai made his promotional debut the following month. Sakai then went 2-0 in the UFC, defeating Chase Sherman and Arlovski.
Round 1: Tybura opened with a leg kick and Tybura moved forward. Sakai landed another strike and Tybura fired off a left hook.
The two exchanged and Sakai landed a big right that hurt Tybura! Sakai locked in the clinch and lit up Tybura with a knee followed by multiple rights that sent Tybura to the mat and forced the ref to step in and call a to the action!
LESS THAN A MINUTE ⏱@AugustoSakai gets the knockout at #UFCVancouver pic.twitter.com/o4aCMCuIyg
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 14, 2019
Winner: Sakai def. Tybura by KO @ 0:59 of Round 1