INSANE! Tai Tuivasa Knocks Out Greg Hardy in Spectacular Fashion and Then Celebrates Stone-Cold Style at UFC 264

Published 07/10/2021, 11:59 PM EDT


UFC 264 was always touted to be one of the greatest MMA events of the year. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are headlining the event, making this show one of the most anticipated UFC PPVs of recent times. Other than the fight between Poirier and McGregor, there are a plethora of skilled fighters like Tai Tuivasa and Sean O’Malley competing in the event.

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One fight that was expected to be great was the clash between Greg Hardy and Tai Tuivasa. Hardy was coming into the fight on the back of a loss to Marcin Tybura via TKO. As Tuivasa was running high on the back of 2 consecutive victories, ‘Bam Bam’, who entered the fight as the favorite, lived up to the expectations.

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Tuivasa started the fight with great confidence and knocked out Greg Hardy in a little over a minute.

‘Bam Bam’ straight away went for Hardy’s legs and seemed to wake Hardy up. ‘Prince of War’ responded with some shots of his own and at one point seemed to wobble Tuivasa. “Bam Bam” dropped Hardy to the ground with a left hand and followed that up with a barrage of shots to end the fight.

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Tuivasa then celebrated in his own spectacular fashion and caught the eye of everyone present there. The celebration clearly showed how much the win meant to Tuivasa and how hard he worked to achieve it.

What next for Greg Hardy and Tai Tuivasa?

With this victory, Tuivasa, who has now won his last 3 fights, is riding high in the heavyweight division. Ever since Francis Ngannou became the UFC champion, the heavyweight division has been in constant flux.

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Therefore, after this victory, ‘Bam Bam’ can hope to face some top-ranked heavyweight fighters and move up in the division. On the flip side, Hardy will have to figure out a game plan to avoid a third successive defeat.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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