BREAKING: Heavyweight Knockout Artist Tai Tuivasa Takes on Walt Harris at UFC 267 on Fight Island

Published 07/27/2021, 10:39 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 20: Tai Tuivasa of Australia reacts after his victory over Harry Hunsucker in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The UFC heads back to Fight Island in the month of October. Previously, whenever the promotion has flown over to the other side of the world, they have ensured that the fight cards they bring are stacked with interesting fights. This time around, it’s no different.

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A light heavyweight fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira will headline UFC 267. Now, recent reports suggest that the UFC has added a heavyweight fight between Walt Harris and Tai Tuivasa to the card. 

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The event will take place on October 30th. Preliminary reports suggest the UFC will not base the event on the traditional PPV model. Instead, it will be broadcasted for free for viewers in America. The fight card will also feature the likes of Amanda Ribas, Khamzat Chimaev among others. 

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Tai Tuivasa vs Walt Harris will be a cracker of a fight

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The Big Ticket’ sits at #12 in the UFC’s heavyweight division rankings. Recent results have not been going his way as he is winless in his last three outings. Harris, on a three-fight skid, has been stopped in all three of his recent losses. These have come against the likes of Alistair Overeem, Alexander Volkov, and Marcin Tybura. Going down this path might be dangerous for his career in the UFC. Therefore, it is imperative that ‘The Big Ticket’ secures a win against Tuivasa.

Bam Bam’ on the other hand, was close to being cut from the UFC after going on a three-fight skid between December 2018 and October 2019. Going into his fight against Struve, he admitted that he was fighting for his career in the UFC. After stopping Struve in round one, Tuivasa won his next two fights as well and extended his win streak to 3. 

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All three wins have come via stoppages in the very first round. Now, Tuivasa will aim to keep the good run of form going and extend his win streak to 4-0 to get a ranking among the UFC’s elite heavyweights. 

What do you make of the matchup between the two men? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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