Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-02-12, nice and tough exchanges: the mma fight Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Tuivasa vs Lewis is on the undercard of Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2 – UFC 271. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Derrick Lewis record
Derrick Lewis entered this fight with a pro mma record of 26-8-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Francis Ngannou).
He fought three times last year beating Curtis Blaydes (Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis) and Chris Daukaus (Derrick Lewis vs Chris Daukaus), but between these two bouts he lost to Ciryl Gane (Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane).
Lewis’ next fight: Derrick Lewis vs Sergei Pavlovich
Tai Tuivasa record
His opponent, Tai Tuivasa, has a record of 13-3-0 (92% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.18 in the heavyweight division.
He lost three consecutive fights between 2018 and 2019, the last one with Sergey Spivak (Tai Tuivasa vs Sergey Spivak), but then he has won four matches beating Stefan Struve (Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa), Harry Hunsucker (Tai Tuivasa vs Harry Hunsucker), Greg Hardy (Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy) and Augusto Sakai.
Tuivasa’s next fight: Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa
UFC 271 info
Event: UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC 271 fight card
Here is the UFC 271 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV – pay-per-view)
Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2
Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa
Jared Cannonier vs Derek Brunson
Alexander Hernandez vs Renato Moicano Carneiro
Bobby Green vs Nasrat Haqparast
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Leomana Martinez vs Ronnie Lawrence
AJ Dobson vs Jacob Malkoun
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Sergey Morozov
Jeremiah Wells vs Mike Mathetha
William Knight vs Maxim Grishin
UFC 271 countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 271 countdown Lewis vs Tuivasa, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Lewis vs Tuivasa full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – spanish
Lewis vs Tuivasa result
Tai Tuivasa defeated Derrick Lewis via KO at 1:40, round 2.
Lewis vs Tuivasa post-fight interview
Watch the official video of Tai Tuivasa vs Derrick Lewis post-fight octagon interview.