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Twitter reacts to Marcin Tybura's victory over Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 111

In just the fourth fight of his UFC career, Marcin Tybura picked up a signature victory when he defeated former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 111 co-main event.

Tybura (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) handed Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) his fifth consecutive defeat in the most high-profile fight of his young career, announcing his arrival in the division with the unanimous decision win in the UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Tybura’s victory over Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 111.

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UFC Fight Night 111 results: Marcin Tybura outworks Andrei Arlovski, hands ex-champ 5th straight loss

Marcin Tybura didn’t exactly sprint across the finish line, but he still managed to edge out Andrei Arlovski in a heavyweight battle that slowed to a crawl by the end.

After nearly finishing the fight in the first round only to have the tables turned on him late, Tybura (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) used his takedowns and his ground control to grind out a win over Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC), earning the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28, 28-27, and 29-27.

The heavyweight bout was the co-main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Tybura was at his best when he was at his freshest in this fight, though that period didn’t last long. After taking Arlovski down early in the first, he soon got to full mount and began peppering Arlovski with a series of ceaseless, though not exactly devastating strikes from above.

Arlovski did just enough to survive that assault for most of the round, then managed to scramble up in the final minute and ended the round on offense, hammering blows at a visibly exhausted Tybura, who could do little more than cover up and wait for the horn.

Both men’s paces slowed considerably in the second, with the fight devolving into a clinch battle that gave neither a clear edge. But with Arlovski trying to rally in the third, Tybura scored a critical takedown that allowed him to ride out the final round on top, effectively halting Arlovski’s momentum and dooming him to a slow-motion defeat.

With that, Tybura convinced all three judges to give him the bout with an array of scores, even if both men ended up similarly exhausted.

Tybura has now won three in a row, with his last loss coming over a year ago. Arlovski has lost his last five bouts.

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(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Singapore.)

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UFC Fight Night 111 staff picks: Despite 3-fight skid, Holly Holm inspires unanimous confidence

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Holm
vs.
Correia
Arlovski
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Tybura
Covington
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Kim
Dos Anjos
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Saffiedine
MMAjunkie readers’
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2017: 51-38
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Holm
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Arlovski
(53%)
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Kim
(68%)
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Dos Anjos
(72%)
Matt Erickson @MMAjunkieMatt
2017: 60-29
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Kim
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Dos Anjos
Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2017: 58-31
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Holm
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Covington
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Dos Anjos
Ben Fowlkes @BenFowlkesMMA
2017: 56-33
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Holm
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Arlovski
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Kim
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Dos Anjos
Dann Stupp
@DannStupp
2017: 55-34
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Holm
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Tybura
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Kim
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Dos Anjos
Steven Marrocco @MMAjunkieSteven
2017: 53-36
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Holm
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Tybura
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Kim
dosanjos2017
Dos Anjos
Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2017: 52-37
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Holm
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Tybura
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Covington
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Saffiedine
Mike Bohn @MikeBohnMMA
2017: 52-37
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Holm
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Covington
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Dos Anjos
Fernanda Prates @nandaprates_
2017: 51-38
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Arlovski
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Covington
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Dos Anjos
George Garcia @MMAjunkieGeorge
2017: 51-38
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Holm
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Arlovski
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Covington
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Saffiedine
John Morgan @MMAjunkieJohn
2017: 46-43
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The UFC returns to Singapore on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 111, featuring a former champion at the top of the card.

UFC Fight Night 111 takes place Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, and the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) takes on former title challenger Bethe Correia (10-2-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC). Holm is a significant favorite in the fight (more than 6-1 at some online sports books) and will be looking to snap a three-fight skid that includes the loss of the 135-pound title and a loss in the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight title fight.

But her skid isn’t stopping anyone from confidence in her against Brazil’s Correia. Holm is the only unanimous choice among our 10 MMAjunkie editors, writers and radio hosts for this week’s card.

In the co-main event, former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (25-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC) will try to snap a four-fight skid when he meets Marcin Tybura (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who is a -250 favorite. But those odds don’t seem to matter much to half our staff. We’re split down the middle at 5-5 on the fight between the big men.

Also on the card, Colby Covington (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) takes on Dong Hyun Kim (22-3-1 MMA, 13-3 UFC) in a welterweight fight. Rising star Covington is more than a 3-1 favorite over the veteran Korean fighter, and has a 6-4 edge in our picks. And to open the main card, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (25-9 MMA, 14-7 UFC) moves up to welterweight to take on former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine (16-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC). Brazil’s “RDA” is a 3-1 favorite and an 8-2 pick from our staff.

In the MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Holm, Arlovski, Kim and dos Anjos are the choices.

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UFC Fight Night 111's Marcin Tybura just wants to be the guy they call when a legend is available

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SINGAPORE – Like everyone who signs with the UFC, heavyweight Marcin Tybura joined to prove he is the world’s best fighter in his division.

When the promotion came calling with Andrei Arlovski, he figured he was doing the right thing.

“The UFC is mixing the new, upcoming fighters with the legends like Arlovski,” Tybura said of his UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout with the ex-champ Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. “I think lots of young fighters in this division, we’re coming to the top, and I want to be one of those. This fight is an opportunity for me to show it.”

The fight with Arlovski (25-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC) represents a big leap in prestige for Tybura (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who’s finished his previous two opponents via knockout. For Arlovski, it may be the last chance to stay in the UFC after a four-loss skid.

Despite Arlovski’s recent slide, Tybura is surprised he’s considered a favorite in the bout. He said the ex-champ hasn’t faced easy opponents and indicated he’s still a tremendously skilled fighter.

Nevertheless, Tybura is looking to add Arlovski’s name to his resume as a win, and climb the UFC’s ranks at the same time.

Watch the above video to hear his thoughts on the fight.

For more on UFC Fight Night 111, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 111 event in Singapore.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC Fight Night 111 staff picks we release on Friday ahead of the event. UFC Fight Night 111 takes place Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, and the entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia

Records: Holm (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), Correia (10-2-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC)
Past five: Holm 2-3, Correia 2-2-1
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Rankings: Holm No. 10, Correia No. 14
Odds (as of 6/11/17): Holm -600, Correia +450

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Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura

Records: Arlovski (25-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC), Tybura (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Past five: Arlovski 1-4, Tybura 3-2
Division: Heavyweight
Rankings: Arlovski No. 10
Odds (as of 6/11/17): Tybura -250, Arlovski +200

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Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Records: Covington (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), Kim (22-3-1 MMA, 13-3 UFC)
Past five: Covington 4-1, Kim 4-1
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: Kim No. 7
Odds (as of 6/11/17): n/a

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Records: dos Anjos (25-9 MMA, 14-7 UFC), Saffiedine (16-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Past five: dos Anjos 3-2, Saffiedine 2-3
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: dos Anjos No. 5 (lightweight)
Odds (as of 6/11/17): n/a

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