WOW! Insane 48 Second TKO by ‘Bam Bam’ Tai Tuivasa Shuts the Lights Out for Harry Hunsucker at UFC Fight Night

Published 03/20/2021, 10:39 PM EDT


The main card at UFC Vegas got off to a flying start as Tai Tuivasa secured a quick knockout win over Harry Hunsucker in under a minute. Likewise, the preliminary card at UFC Vegas 22 also started with a TKO win as Bruno Silva stopped JP Buys. 

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‘Bam Bam’ made sure to start off the main card in the same manner. When two heavyweights collide, there is a high chance that the fight does not go the distance, especially when Tuivasa is involved. With a win tonight, he moved to 2-0 after a rough patch in his career, and he could not have asked for a better performance than he had tonight. 

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Tai Tuivasa makes it 2-0 with a stunning knockout win over Hunsucker

The fight against Tuivasa was the second fight in the UFC for Hunsucker, who previously appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series. However, Hunsucker will want to leave this Apex outing far off in the rearview mirror.

The fight started off well, with both men feeling each other out in the first few seconds of the bout. However, early on Tuivasa utilized leg kicks effectively to his advantage. 

In one such exchange, ‘Bam Bam’ timed a leg kick perfectly right as Hunsucker was coming forward. The offensive maneuver threw him off balance, and Tuivasa landed a bomb. He followed that up with another overhand right, which landed flush. The shot wobbled Hunsucker, and he hit the ground. Once he was on the ground, Tuivasa pounced on him and finished the fight with some nasty ground and pound. 

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‘Bam Bam’ has had a tough patch in his UFC career over the past few months. After winning his first three UFC fights, he succumbed to three losses on the trot against the likes of Junior dos Santos, Blagoy Ivanov, and Sergey Spivak.

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Prior to this fight, he took on Stefan Struve at UFC 254. It was believed that if Tuivasa lost the fight, the UFC would have cut him. However, Tuivasa secured a knockout inside one round and followed it up tonight with another first-round finish. With performances like that, fans can rest assured knowing Tuivasa is not going anywhere, anytime soon.

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