A large fee, worldwide popularity, a title shot - none of this can motivate a fighter to perform better than the prospect looming on the horizon to be left without a contract due to unsatisfactory results. And the career path of Marcin Tybura perfectly confirms this. Having found himself on the verge of losing his place in the UFC two years ago, today the Pole is leading a streak of five victories and, moreover, has every chance of becoming the next contender for the title chance. But in order to do this, first he must beat Alexander Volkov, who had previously lost the fight for the interim champion title and now clearly does not intend to roll back to the margins of the official league rankings, as a result of which the opposition of athletes scheduled for the expected UFC 267 tournament on October 30 promises to become one of the best fights of the evening.
History is cyclical, and this also applies to mixed martial arts. Until recently, it was difficult to imagine that the UFC would return to old school times, when fighters who today, at the same age, would have long admired gloves hanging from a nail, fought for the championship of the promotion. However, thanks to the efforts of the Brazilian mastodon Glover Teixeira, this has become a reality. Over the past three years, he has stopped five tough opponents, which gave him the chance to win the league title at 42 and take second place to Randy Couture in the ranking of the oldest fighters to ever win the organization. True, it will definitely not be easy for him to do this, because his obstacle on this path is Jan Blakhovich, who is now at the peak of his form.