Tai Tuivasa - Official UFC® Profile
Tai
Tuivasa
9-0-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #12 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 9-0-0
Summary: Standup

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bam Bam
From: Kingswood, NSW Australia
Fights Out Of: Western Sydney, NSW Australia
Age: 25
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 265 lb ( 120 kg )
Reach 75"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
87
69% Successful
60
Types of Successful Strikes
0
60
67% Standing
30%
40
18
2
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Tai Tuivasa
UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Jun 9, 2018
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Win
Tai Tuivasa
Feb 10, 2018
38
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Tai Tuivasa
Nov 18, 2017
10
22
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night

Biography

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. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Hahahahaha, I got kicked out of school for sleeping in class. No good. 

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 

 
• Pro since 2012

• All wins by first round knockout

• Four wins in 44 seconds or less

• Had 5-2 (3 KOs) pro boxing record

Career

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