Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Tuivasa vs Pavlovich?
Sergei 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 Sergei 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.
Sergei 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 30 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, 31 to Pavlovich's 28.
Tuivasa vs Pavlovich form
Tai Tuivasa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Ciryl Gane at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had beat Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before 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.
He had defeated Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 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 5 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months 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 Sergei Pavlovich made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.