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#10 Heavyweight Division


"Bam Bam"

Tai Tuivasa

Heavyweight Division

15-7-0 (W-L-D)


Victorias por nocaut


Primeros acabados redondos

Tai Tuivasa

Récord del Atleta


Learn more about Tai Tuivasa's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Ciudad natal
Kingswood, Australia
Trenes en
Team Tuivasa
Debut del octágono
Nov. 18, 2017
Alcance de la pierna
  • Pro since 2012

  • 12 wins by first round knockout

  • 14 wins by KO

  • Has won five of his last nine

  • Five wins in 49 seconds or less

  • Had 5-2 (3 KOs) pro boxing record

UFC Fight Night (3/16/24) Tuivasa was submitted by Marcin Tybura via rear-naked choke at 4:08 of the first round 

UFC 293 (9/9/23) Tuivasa was submitted by Alexander Volkov via Ezekiel choke at 4:37 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Tuivasa was knocked out by Sergei Pavlovich at :54 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Tuivasa was knocked out by Ciryl Gane at 4:23 of the third round 

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Tuivasa knocked out Derrick Lewis at 1:40 of the second round

UFC 269 (12/11/21) Tuivasa knocked out Augusto Sakai at :26 of the second round

UFC 264 (7/10/21) Tuivasa knocked out Greg Hardy at 1:07 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Tuivasa stopped Harry Hunsucker via strikes at :49 of the first round

UFC 254 (10/24/20) Tuivasa knocked out Stefan Struve at 4:59 of the first round

UFC 243 (10/6/19) Tuivasa was submitted by Serghei Spivac via arm triangle choke at 3:14 of the second round

UFC 238 (6/8/19) Tuivasa lost a three round unanimous decision to Blagoy Ivanov

UFC Fight Night (12/2/18) Tuivasa was stopped by Junior Dos Santos via strikes at 2:30 of the second round

UFC 225 (6/9/18) Tuivasa won a three round unanimous decision over Andrei Arlovski

UFC 221 (2/11/18) Tuivasa stopped Cyril Asker via strikes at 2:18 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/19/17) Tuivasa knocked out Rashad Coulter at 4:35 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 17 years of age and I had my first fight at 17. I always loved fighting, so I thought I’d start it professionally instead of getting into trouble fighting elsewhere.

What ranks and titles have you held? Think I’m ranked 1 in Aus and NZ outside of UFC and I hold a Gladiators belt as well as the AFC heavyweight belt.

Do you have any heroes? I wouldn’t say heroes, but for sure there are people that inspire me.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot to myself, my family and my area - three big things that mean a lot to me. It is giving me a

massive platform to build a good future for me and my own little family. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I’m a social worker. I work with elderly and disabled indigenous people. I don’t really consider it a job, more something I enjoy. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Had one amateur fight then went pro. 

Favorite grappling technique: Get up  

Favorite Striking technique: Punch face