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Who won Lewis vs Tuivasa?
Tai Tuivasa beat Derrick Lewis by during the co-main event of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tai Tuivasa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs Tuivasa stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tuivasa had an advantage in power over Lewis, with a 92% knock out percentage over Lewis' 81%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Lewis had a slight advantage over Tuivasa, with a 4% submission rate over Tuivasa's 0%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Lewis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Lewis was 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 had fought 55 more professional rounds, 86 to Tuivasa's 31.
Lewis vs Tuivasa form
Lewis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 Spivac 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 activity leading into the fight, Derrick Lewis had been fighting more than Tai Tuivasa.
Going to this contest, Derrick Lewis had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 15 days ago, while Tai Tuivasa's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 22 days ago.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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