An undisclosed illness suffered by Marcin Tybura has forced him off the UFC 273 card on Saturday, where he had been expected to face Jair Rozenstruik.
The heavyweight match-up was expected to be part of the preliminary card in Jacksonville, Florida. Both fighters successfully made weight Friday morning at the official weigh-in.
UFC officials announced the news Friday afternoon.
“Due to illness, Marcin Tybura has been removed from his heavyweight bout with Jairzinho Rozenstruik. As a result, this bout has been cancelled from the event,” a statement on the promotion’s official website read.
The nature of Tybura’s illness was not disclosed. The duo were originally scheduled for a Fight Night event in February, only for the bout to be pushed back to UFC 273 this weekend.
Tybura (22-7) was looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss suffered against Alexander Volkov last year. That loss, at UFC 267, snapped a five-fight win streak the Polish fighter had compiled between February 2020 and June 2021.
Rozenstruik (12-3) was likewise looking to get back in the win column, after losing a decision opposite Curtis Blaydes last September.
The UFC 273 card, set for the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida this Saturday, April 9, 2022 now moves forward with the following bouts:
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. The Korean Zombie – for the UFC featherweight championship
- Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan (ic) – for the undisputed UFC bantamweight championship / title unification bout
- Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
- Vinc Pichel vs. Mark O. Madsen
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
- Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
- Aleksei Olienik vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
- Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
- Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos