It looked like Marcin Tybura might deliver Derrick Lewis a defeat in his native Texas, but the heavy hands of the latter delivered him a late, stoppage win.
Lewis dropped Tybura early into the fight, but the Polish heavyweight recovered, and battled back. In round two, the top game of Tybura dominated much of the action, and in round three, it looked like Lewis was fading.
But, a couple of minutes into the frame, Lewis sent Tybura to the deck with a flurry of booming shots, and that was it. Pivotal victory for Mr. Lewis.
Tonight’s event is going down at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
UFC FN 126 Results
Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura via TKO (punches) R3, 2:48
James Vick def. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Curtis Millender def. Thiago Alves via KO (knee) R2, 4:17
Brandon Davis def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
Sage Northcutt def. Thibault Gouti via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Ferreira def. Jared Gordon via TKO (punches) R1, 1:58
Geoff Neal def. Brian Camozzi via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:48
Roberto Sanchez def. Joby Sanchez via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 1:50
Lucie Pudilova def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Alex Morono def. Josh Burkman via submission (guillotine-choke) R1, 2:12
Oskar Piechota def. Tim Williams via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:54