Heavy Hands Set To Throw
Marcin Tybura vs Blagoy Ivanov features on the main card at UFC Fight Night on Saturday and we’re expecting a knockout.
They don’t enjoy going the distance and that’s reflected with an even UFC betting market, which has Tybura at -135.
Let’s check the latest UFC news, stats, and UFC lines for Tybura vs Ivanov. We’ve got plenty of UFC picks for you to consider.
Tybura Relishing Last Chance
At 37, Tybura won’t have many more chances of getting a title shot. Should be lose to Ivanov, he has no chance of realizing his dream.
Therefore, we expect the Polish fighter to come out with intent and he’s being respected with the sportsbook.
He fought once in 2022 and it was a rare decision win against Alexander Romanov. He toughed it out for three rounds and it holds him in good stead against Ivanov.
He showcased his power when knocking out Greg Hardy and Walt Harris in consecutive fights, so anything close to that power could end the fight early.
Tybura wanted someone higher up the rankings but he’s ready fight either way.
“I did want someone with a higher ranking, but I was waiting so long for this fight, and they didn’t offer me anyone higher ranked,” Tybura said. “I accepted because at this point in my career I just feel good.”
Ivanov Facing Toughest Test
Ivanov is 19-4 but he has yet to beat anyone like Tybura, so the +105 UFC odds underdog has plenty to prove.
The 36-year-old Bulgarian defeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 274 following a decision loss to Augusto Sakai. He also lost to Derrick Lewis, who fights in the main event of the night.
His best win came against Tai Tuivasa in 2019, but it has been awhile since he showed his best and we question where his game is at.
We can’t question his heart after he was stabbed 10 years ago in a bar, so he’s a tough customer and that has held him in good stead inside the Octagon.
Tybura vs Ivanov Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between Tybura and Ivanov.
Tybura vs Ivanov Fight Information
- Fight: Tybura (23-7) vs Ivanov (19-4)
- Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
- Day/Time: Saturday, Feb 4, 1 p.m. ET
- Tybura vs Ivanov Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Tybura vs Ivanov Betting Lines
Tybura vs Ivanov Picks and Prediction
Getting -135 for a fighter of Tybura’s caliber is good shopping and we’re happy to include him in our UFC picks.
He has the experience and quality needed to win in this division and we don’t think Ivanov is on the same level.
Tybura is listed at -135 in our Vegas UFC lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Tybura, you have a chance to win $74. Ivanov is +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Tybura a 57.45% chance to win, with Ivanov at 48.78%.