UFC 264 featured an exciting heavyweight showdown between Greg Hardy and Tai Tuivasa. Fans were expecting fireworks from this fight and they were not disappointed.
It was a crucial fight for both Greg Hardy and Tai Tuivasa. Hardy was coming off his first-ever TKO loss in MMA. On the other hand, Tai Tuivasa was coming off two impressive wins.
Unfortunately, not much changed for Greg Hardy as he suffered another KO defeat at UFC 264. The fight lasted for only 67 seconds. And until it lasted it was exciting for the fans.
At one point, Greg Hardy hurt Tai Tuivasa and he went for the kill. However, that became the reason for his fall as Tuivasa landed a huge left hand while Hardy was coming in for follow-up punches.
Tai Tuivasa (-125) knocks out Greg Hardy pic.twitter.com/gWf5hg7Od7
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Tai Tuivasa secures third consecutive victory with KO over Greg Hardy at UFC 264
With this win, Tuivasa now has 13 wins in his pro MMA career and 3 consecutive wins since his UFC comeback. There was a time when Tuivasa’s MMA career was in jeopardy after 3 losses in UFC to Junior Dos Santos, Sergey Spivak, and Blagoy Ivanov.
However, Tai Tuivasa is on an incredible run right now with three huge wins in the heavyweight division. ANd his KO win over Hardy will definitely earn him a lot of fans.
On the other hand, Greg Hardy needs to take some time off and work on his striking before getting back into the octagon. He is still very young in the sport and he has shown durability and toughness inside the UFC octagon against high-level opponents such as Alexander Volkov.
However, he has suffered back-to-back KO losses. And there are some obvious areas where Hardy can get better with time.
So far, UFC 264 has been extremely exciting with finishes from Sean O’Malley, Irene Aldana, and more. But the big main event is yet to come as Conor McGregor takes on Dustin Poirier in a much-anticipated trilogy.