UFC Fight Night 126: Derrick Lewis stuns Marcin Tybura with late third-round KO


Derrick Lewis (19-5) knocked out Marcin Tybura (16-4) to stunningly end their UFC Fight Night 126 co-main event bout held in Austin, Texas.

Late in the third round, Tybura clinched Lewis against the Octagon and grabbed a leg, signalling yet another takedown. Lewis instead muscled out, threw Tybura to the ground and peppered his opponent with rights and lefts before landing the knockout shot.

The first round was very back-and-forth, with Lewis laying out Tybura on two occasions, but his opponents ground-and-pound cut the Black Beast open.

In the second, Tybura shot for the takedown early and was able to maneuver between submission attempts and ground-and-pound.

The knockout puts Lewis back in the win category after his six-fight streak was broken in a TKO loss in June 2017 at the hands of Mark Hunt.

Tybura has now lost two consecutive bouts, the first by decision against Fabricio Werdum in November 2017.