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UFC Fight Night 86 fight card: Timothy Johnson vs Marcin Tybura full fight preview

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Timothy Johnson and Marcin Tybura will throw down this Sunday (April 10, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 86 inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. In a match up of powerful heavyweights, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweights Timothy Johnson and Marcin Tybura will battle this Sunday (April 10, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 86 inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.

Johnson is a full size heavyweight. Just barely making the 265 lbs. limit, Johnson specializes in forcing his opponent to the mat and violently smashing them from top position.

In a division without many prospects, Tybura is a major exception. The 30-year-old grappling specialist is a former M-1 champion, and his sole loss came via injury.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each fighter:

Timothy Johnson
Record: 9-2
Key Wins: Shamil Abdurakhimov (UFC Fight Night 63), Travis Wiuff (Dakota FC 19)
Key Losses: Jared Rosholt (UFC Fight Night 73)
Keys to Victory: Johnson is a solid wrestler and physical force. He’s competent on his feet, too, thanks to his size and punching power, but Johnson excels at finishing his foes via ground strikes.

In this bout, Johnson has to be careful. His opponent is also a talented wrestler, and Tybura is likely the more skilled grappler as well. If Johnson is too anxious in his attempts to close the distance, he could find himself on the bottom instead.

Which would not end well for him.

Instead, Johnson should methodically look to close the distance and look up the clinch. From that position, he can use his size and strength to control Tybura while landing some hard shots.

By forcing Tybura into these dirty boxing exchanges along the fence, Johnson can exhaust the Polish athlete. As his foe slows down, Johnson should be able to land ….View full article

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