UFC Paris warm-up: Remember Tai Tuivasa’s brutal knockout of Derrick Lewis

UFC Paris warm-up: Remember Tai Tuivasa’s brutal knockout of Derrick Lewis
UFC Paris warm-up: Remember Tai Tuivasa’s brutal knockout of Derrick Lewis

T. Tuivasa knocked out D. Lewis in the UFC 271. Photo: Playback/Instagram @ufc

protagonist of UFC Parisin France, an event that takes place next Saturday (3), Tai Tuivasa has a mission to overcome Cyril Gane, in addition to ‘breaking the bank’, which puts him as the underdog in the main event of the night. Therefore, the Australian aims to repeat the feat of his performance against derrick lewisin February this year, in a valid confrontation for the heavyweight category (up to 120.2kg.).

In a knockout battle, Tuivasa survived a real battle with Lewis. The fighter, who started badly, showed power of reaction and managed a brutal knockout. He got the better and ‘erased’ his rival in the Octagon of UFC 271.

In the second round, Lewis threw his opponent off balance in the first minute, with a sequence of punches. Derrick shortened and returned to attempt the takedown. Tuivasa managed to get away and the athletes returned to the frank striking. With powerful attacks, Tai got the better and got a knockout, brutalizing the former challenger for the heavyweight belt. The moment of triumph happens at 9:50 (see below).

Facing one of the most dangerous athletes in heavyweight (up to 120.2kg.), Tuivasa was successful in his biggest test since his debut in Ultimate. With the positive result, the Australian extended the good moment, reaching five consecutive victories.

Promise of the organization, Tai occupies the third place in the category led by Francis Ngannou. A professional since 2012, the fighter has a record of 14 positive results and three negative results.

VIDEO: Relive Tai Tuivasa’s brutal knockout of Derrick Lewis


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