Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Spivak vs Tuivasa?
Sergey Spivak beat Tai Tuivasa by submission in the 2nd round, during the main card of UFC 243, on Saturday 5th October 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Spivak vs Tuivasa stats
Sergey Spivak stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Tai Tuivasa made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tuivasa had a massive power advantage over Spivak, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Spivak's 44%.
Sergey Spivak was the younger man by 2 years, at 26 years old.
Spivak had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Spivak was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 2 months later than Tuivasa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 25 to Tuivasa's 21.
Tuivasa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.