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Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa

Preliminary Card | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Tai Tuivasa defeats Stefan Struve via KO/TKO at 4:59 of Round 1

Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa
Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve

Tuivasa
KO/TKO
Round 1

Tai Tuivasa Stefan Struve

"Bam Bam" "Skyscraper"

10-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   29-12-0
Climbed to 11-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 29-13
-150 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +125 (Slight Underdog)
Au Australia   Nationality   Nl Netherlands
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   Fighting out of   Beverwijk, Netherlands
27 years, 7 months, 1 week, 1 day   Age at Fight   32 years, 8 months, 6 days
265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   6'11" (211cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   84.5" (215cm)
Lions High Performance Centre   Gym   Team Schreiber (Primary)
Hard Knocks 365 (Other)
UFC 254
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
  • Date: Saturday 10.24.2020 at 02:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 6 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
  • Struve Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tuivasa Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Struve vs. Tuivasa Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 3517  
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Struve
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Tuivasa
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Event Discussion

ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

10.26.2020 | 11:51 PM ET

Huh.

Goddamn Greg. Careful with that axe!
mulefloyd
mulefloyd

10.27.2020 | 2:11 PM ET

The ONLY time I was entertained by a Khabib performance and thus at least mildly interested in his next one was this fight. Only time I've seen him be a dynamic ground fighter instead of a static one. 

I agree about the Tibau fight but it was obvious that Khabib had improved over that early version himself. The GSP comparison is very apt imo, at least the post-Serra version as both were too focused on defensive tactics and control to ever be truly entertaining.

* Edited at 10.27.2020, 2:12 PM ET *

FireFist45
FireFist45

10.27.2020 | 4:13 PM ET

Khabib's Padded record Before UFC ....

6 fighters were making their pro-debut  ( means extremely padded )
only fought 6 fighters with winning records in his first 16 fights  


When Khabib was about to fight someone like Tony Ferguson who had plans for him on the ground game -- mean lots and lots of blood spilled - Khabib would suddenly have a medical issue and cant fight because he cut too much weight or something else.  

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