A report emanating out of Poland today has suggested that the UFC is targeting a heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Marcin Tybura to headline UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney, Australia on November 19.
***Update – 16:11 BDT***
MMAJunkie has since confirmed the bout with UFC officials. Marcin Tybura vs. Mark Hunt will headline UFC Fight Night 121 on November 19
The fight was reported by reporter Bartholomew Stachura of LowKing.pl who reached out for comment from Tybura’s manager, Paweł Kowalik. He did not confirm the bout but he did suggest that the Pole was heading to Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque to start a training camp. Kowalik also suggested that they would be confirming a bout in the near future.
— Bartek Stachura (@Lowkingpl) August 12, 2017
Tybura (16-2) is currently riding a three fight win streak with wins over Viktor Pesta, Luis Henrique and Andrei Arlovski. The Pole is a former M-1 heavyweight champion and has a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. A main event fight with Hunt would easily be the biggest of his career, but in his way stands a Kiwi who bounced back well from a defeat against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 in June.
Hunt (13-11-1) defeated Derrick Lewis in his last UFC outing and won via TKO in the fourth round. The former UFC title contender has had an up and down relationship with the UFC lately following Lesnar’s PED’s test failure after UFC 200, but he appears to be committed to seeing out his current contract and if this fight goes ahead he will headline the second UFC Fight Night card in a row.