Tybura has had seven fights in the UFC, with a record of 4-3. His
three losses were dealt by Timothy
Johnson and perennial contenders Derrick
Lewis and Fabricio
Werdum. His shining moment was a head kick KO of Viktor
Pesta at UFC Fight Night 92, as well as a decision victory over
former champion Andrei
Arlovski. Abdurakhimov, who also has a decision win over
Arlovski, has had six fights in the UFC. He has two losses, which
like Tybura, were against Johnson and Lewis.
There isn’t much difference between Tybura and Abdurakhimov in
terms of striking accuracy, at least in the UFC. The former has
landed 369 out of the 702 significant strikes he threw in UFC
competition, making for a 53 percent striking accuracy. His highest
output was against Fabricio
Werdum at 127. As for Abdurakhimov, landing 171 significant
strikes out of 374 attempts afforded him a 46 percent striking
accuracy. He tallied 64 against Anthony
Hamilton, which stands as his highest output.
Tybura tramples Abdurakhimov in the takedown department, completing
11 out of his 18 attempts inside the Octagon, which makes for a 61
percent accuracy. His highest output in a single fight was five
Struve. Meanwhile, Abdurakhimov holds a 27 percent takedown
accuracy, making five out of 26 attempts in UFC competition.
Tybura and Abdurakhimov both lost to Lewis and Johnson. At the same
time, they hold a victory over Arlovski. For Tybura, his strong
wrestling was key to beating the former UFC champion. He landed two
takedowns and controlled Arlovski, landing ground strikes when the
opportunity presented itself. Abdurakhimov’s conquest of Arlovski
wasn’t quite as impressive, and the fight had no significant
activity that would have highlighted their showdown.