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Marcin Tybura lukewarm about Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s callout after UFC Fight Night 239

LAS VEGAS – Marcin Tybura got called out by Jairzinho Rozenstruik fresh off his return to the win column.

The veteran heavyweight picked up a submission win over Tai Tuivasa (15-7 MMA, 8-7 UFC) pm Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 239 at the UFC Apex. The victory was a bounce back from his TKO loss to now-interim champion Tom Aspinall in July 2023. Just minutes after the win, Rozenstruik called out Tybura (25-8 MMA, 12-7 UFC) for a fight.

“I kind of feel like I’ve always been a fighter who doesn’t reject fights, so if the UFC (wants it),” Tybura said when asked about Rosenstruik’s callout at the UFC Fight Night 239 post-fight press conference. “I’m not exactly one to respond, but if the UFC wants to do it, I will agree. But I’d rather have someone higher ranked.”

Tybura and Rozenstruik do have some history. They were supposed to fight in January 2022, but their fight was moved to a few months later. Weeks before the matchup, though, Tybura withdrew from the fight due to injury.

Tybura thinks a fight with Rozenstruik would go very similar to his first-round submission of Tuivasa.

“The thing is that I owe it a little bit to Jairzinho because our fight was scheduled a year ago or so, and I had to reschedule it, and then I pulled out from the fight because I had some health issues. So that’s maybe the fight I will have to do.”

Tybura is open to fight Rozenstruik, but he’s really hoping to get someone higher ranked. He has no specific name in mind, but just wants someone ahead of him.

“I didn’t bring any name because I really just wanted to focus on this one and get back in the win column, so right now I don’t have anyone in my mind,” Tybura said. “But anyone in the top 10 would be great. Right now it’s more like a celebration, and that’s it.”

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