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Derrick Lewis to face Marcin Tybura at UFC Austin

UFC Fight Night 90 Photos Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the UFC matchups.

Derrick Lewis will take on Marcin Tybura in a battle of heavyweights at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with sources Thursday. MMAjunkie was the first to report the news.

Lewis (18-5, 1 NC) was supposed to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216 last month, but pulled out due to a back injury on the day of the fight. The Houston native is coming off a fourth-round TKO loss to Mark Hunt in June. Lewis, 32, was on a six-fight winning streak heading into that bout.

Tybura (16-3) most recently fell to Werdum via unanimous decision at UFC Sydney earlier this month. Before that, the Polish fighter had won three straight. Tybura, 32, is the former M-1 heavyweight champion.

UFC Fight Night 126 has yet to have a main event announced. Also on the card, Ray Borg will face Brandon Moreno in a scrap between two top flyweights.

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