Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Tuivasa vs Hardy?
Tai Tuivasa beat Greg Hardy by , during the main card of UFC 264, on Saturday 10th July 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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.
Tuivasa vs Hardy stats
Tai Tuivasa stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Greg Hardy made his way to the ring with a record of 7 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tuivasa had a slight advantage in power over Hardy, with a 91% knock out percentage over Hardy's 86%.
Tai Tuivasa was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Hardy had a height advantage of 3 inches over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Tuivasa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Hardy, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 25 to Hardy's 0.
Tuivasa vs Hardy form
Tai Tuivasa had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sergey Spivak at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Before that, he had lost to Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.
He had been beaten by Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Hardy remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Maurice Greene at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Yorgan De Castro at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had lost to Alexander Volkov at UFC on ESPN+ 21 on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at CSKA Arena, Moscow, Russia.
He had lost to Ben Sosoli at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Greg Hardy had been fighting more than Tai Tuivasa.
Going to this contest, Tai Tuivasa had last fought 10 months and 18 days ago, while Greg Hardy's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 9 days ago.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Hardy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.