Tai Tuivasa gets stunned early, finishes Greg Hardy coming in at UFC 264

Tai Tuivasa gets stunned early, finishes Greg Hardy coming in at UFC 264

The score will finally be settled when former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier meets former UFC & Cage Warriors champ-champ Conor McGregor for the third time tonight, Saturday, July 10, 2021, at UFC 264.

A pair of top five welterweights, Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson, clash in the co-main event inside a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tonight’s feature bout came in the heavyweight division between promising prospects Greg Hardy and Tai Tuivasa.

Of course, as the title suggests, that’s the bout we’ll be recapping in this piece.

Hardy is a very bright prospect, but has stumbled a couple times along the way. He did take former Bellator & M-1 Global heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov to the three round distance, and has picked up a couple nice knockouts.

However, when fights aren’t going his way, it seems to spell the end for him, especially on the mat.

Tuivasa is another highly touted prospect, and has just taken his training seriously within this last year. He’s won his last two fights via first-round knockout, after losing three straight, while Hardy is coming off a TKO defeat, after winning two straight himself.

Continue reading to see how this epic heavyweight bout went down:

Official Result: Tai Tuivasa def. Greg Hardy via TKO (punches) at 1:07 of round one

Round 1

Hardy comes out looking sharp, as he usually does early. He’s definitely improving on his feet day by day.

Hardy throws a nice left hook-right cross combo and lands the cross, which noticeably stuns Tuivasa. He rushes in, only to eat a vicious left hook that drops him and has him hurt badly.

Tuivasa follows up with some hard strikes and secures the finish.

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