Jairzinho Rozenstruik has his first assignment of 2022.
The heavyweight has been booked to fight fellow contender Marcin Tybura at a UFC Fight Night event Feb. 26. The event is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The booking was confirmed by MMA Junkie following an initial report from Marcel Dorff.
Rozenstruik (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) had a busy 2021 with three fights and a 1-2 record. The 33-year-old most recently fought in September and lost a decision to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 266. Rozenstruik holds notable wins over Alistair Overeem and former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos.
Tybura (22-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC) is coming off a decision loss to Alexander Volkov this past October at UFC 267. The defeat snapped a five-fight winning streak that included two Performance of the Night bonuses.
With the addition, the UFC’s Feb. 26 card now includes:
Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Rong Zhu
Hannah Goldy vs. Jinh Yu Frey
Joel Alvarez vs. Arman Tsarukyan
Misha Cirkunov vs. Makhmud Muradov
Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Hernandez
Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7: Best photos
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Marcin Tybura def. Serghei Spivac at UFC on ESPN+ 27: Best photos
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