Two experienced heavyweight fighters in Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura will meet on the main card of UFC Fight Island 5 this Saturday live from Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+.
Rothwell opens as the favorite, and his massive experience will tell you why. He’s 38-12 at the MMA level and riding a two-fight win streak. Having fought in the UFC since 2006, Rothwell is one of the most experienced fighters in the division. With an average fight time of under nine minutes in the UFC, Rothwell connects on 43 percent of the 3.37 significant strikes he lands a minute, and packs a dangerous punch.
Also riding a two-fight win streak, Tybura earned both of his wins in 2020 unanimous decision, with both of his losses in 2019 being by knockout. With a 19-6 MMA record, he does land 1.69 takedowns per 15 minutes with 48 percent accuracy on shoots. Tybura will want this bout on the ground, as his opponent is much more lethal standing tall.
With both fighters having plenty of over 34, this will be a tough fight to predict.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.
Money line odds
Ben Rothwell: -159 (27% of action, 57% of bets)
Marcin Tybura: +130 (73% of action, 43% of bets)
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