Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Tuivasa vs Pavlovich?
Sergey Pavlovich beat Tai Tuivasa by during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Sergey Pavlovich.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Tuivasa vs Pavlovich stats
Tai Tuivasa stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sergey Pavlovich made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tuivasa had an advantage in power over Pavlovich, with a 93% knock out percentage over Pavlovich's 81%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Tuivasa and Pavlovich would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Tai Tuivasa was the younger man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Pavlovich had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 9-inch reach advantage.
Tuivasa was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Pavlovich, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 29 to Pavlovich's 26.
Tuivasa vs Pavlovich form
Tai Tuivasa had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Pavlovich's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Tuivasa vs Pavlovich?
Tai Tuivasa was a 33/20 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Sergey Pavlovich made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.