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When is Lewis vs Tuivasa?
Derrick Lewis is set to take on Tai Tuivasa, during the main card of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Lewis vs Tuivasa stats
Derrick Lewis steps into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Tai Tuivasa will make his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Tuivasa has advantage in power over Lewis, with a 92% knock out percentage over Lewis' 81%.
Derrick Lewis is the older man by 8 years, at 36 years old.
Lewis has a height advantage of 1 inch over Tuivasa. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Lewis is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Tuivasa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 53 more professional rounds, 76 to Tuivasa's 23.
Lewis vs Tuivasa form
Lewis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he defeated Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Ilir Latifi at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
Tai Tuivasa has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Sergey Spivak at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
He had been beaten by Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Derrick Lewis has been fighting more than Tai Tuivasa.
Derrick Lewis last fought 1 month and 2 days ago, while Tai Tuivasa's last outing was 1 month and 9 days ago.
Lewis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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