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UFC Austin live blog: Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura

Derrick Lewis faces off with Marcin Tybura
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This is the UFC Austin live blog for Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura, a heavyweight bout at Sunday night’s UFC event at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Lewis, winner of six of his last seven appearances, takes on Tybura, who has won three of four, in the evening’s co-main event.

Check out the UFC Austin live blog below.

Round 1: Dan Miragliotta the third man in the cage for this heavyweight fight. Lewis throws a lunging right hand that partially connects. It’s enough to cause Tybura to fall back and Lewis is on top, quickly getting into half guard. Tybura counters with a leg lock as Lewis tries to stand, but Lewis just sits on him and punches him in the ribs. Lewis getting the better of a scramble and he’s in side back control. Tybura stands, Lewis tries to hold on and ends up tripping and falling onto his back. Tybura pounces and advances into full mount. Lewis holding onto his head. Lewis gives up his back and he shakes Tybura off. Straight right floors Tybura. Lewis on top with heavy ground and pound, he is doing damage from inside Tybura’s half guard. Tybura survives and works to tie Lewis up. Now it’s Tybura sweeping and reversing the position so that he’s back on top in Lewis’s half guard. Wild three-and-a-half minutes so far. Tybura content to stay on top and hold position, though he’s scoring with the occasional short elbow and hammer fist. He advances to mount and Lewis gives up his back. Keylock attempt by Tybura but he runs out of time.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Lewis.

Round 2: Tybura backing Lewis up with leg kicks and a kick to the body, he goes up high and Lewis dodges it. Straight right from Lewis connects again. Another one and then he slings four consecutive punches that Tybura weathers before scoring with a takedown. Tybura in side control. Lewis tries to turn into Tybura, but Tybura takes his back again. He’s high on it and Lewis is working to remove the hooks. Lewis can’t shake Tybura off and they fall back to the mat with Tybura briefly in mount. Lewis gives up his back. They collapse to the mat together and Lewis tries to just roll away, but Tybura gets back on top and finds mount position once more. Tybura with short elbows and punches as Lewis works to tie him up. Tybura ends the round on top.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Tybura. Overall 19-19.

Round 3: Tybura takes the center of the Octagon, Lewis slowly circling. High kick from Lewis misses. Tybura throws one of his own that glances the top of Lewis’s head. Low kick by Tybura. Lewis throws the right and lands it again, but does not over-pursue this time. Tybura uses a punch to advance and clinch up with Lewis against the cage. They’re battling for underhooks. Knees to the thigh by Tybura. Tybura switches to a single leg, no go. Tybura manages to switch positions. He explodes and catches Lewis with a right hook. A left hook, then another right hook land cleanly. Tybura is hurt! Straight right on the chin and Tybura goes down. Lewis with several unanswered follow-up punches and Miragliotta has to step in and wave off the fight.

Official result: Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura by TKO (punches) at 2:48 of Round 3