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Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura targeted for Oct. 10 UFC event

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A heavyweight matchup between veterans Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura is expected to take place at an Oct. 10 UFC event.

Multiple people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed to MMA Fighting that verbal agreements are in place for the bout. There is no official location for the Oct. 10 event as of yet.

Rothwell and Tybura both enjoy recent winning streaks. Rothwell won a split decision over Ovince Saint Preux, who stepped up in weight for the bout, at UFC Jacksonville in May. It was his second straight win after a TKO victory over Stefan Struve.

Tybura also has won his past two bouts, most recently taking home a unanimous decision over Maxim Grishin at UFC 251. Previously, he won a decision against Sergey Spivak.

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