UFC Vegas 22 featured a heavyweight bout between Tai Tuivasa and Harry Hunsucker. After exciting prelims, it was up to the heavyweights to kick off the main card with a band.
And the Aussie heavyweight did not disappoint at all. Tai Tuivasa secured a TKO finish over Harry Hunsucker in just 49 seconds. Tuivasa started chopping the legs off of Hunsucker with brutal inside leg kicks and landed a huge right hand that floored Hunsucker.
After that, it was just a matter of time for Tuivasa to finish the fight with ground and pound. With this win, Tuivasa is now on a two-fight winning streak after losing three fights in a row. Tuivasa knocked out Stefan Struve in his last fight.
Did UFC ruin the momentum of Tai Tuivasa?
We have seen many times UFC tarnishing the young up and comer prospects by pushing them too early too soon. Darren Till is certainly one of those examples. And it seems Tai Tuivasa suffered the same fate when UFC tried to give him a push by booking him against the former champion, Junior Dos Santos.
Tai Tuivasa would go on to lose two more fights after that against Blagoy Ivanov and Sergey Spivak. Tuivasa, who seemed like a promising prospect, got cut after losing three fights in a row. However, Tuivasa got a second chance and he has certainly made the most out of this opportunity.
Tai Tuivasa has also started training at AKA where he gets to learn from UFC heavyweight legends such as Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. It’s needless to say that learning from these legends will help Tuivasa sharpen his tools and add new weapons to his arsenal.
After the win at UFC Vegas 22, Tai Tuivasa has now 11 wins in his MMA career and it seems he is on the right track to being a top contender in the heavyweight division.