UFC 264 Main Card: Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy: Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/05/2021, 11:35 AM EDT


The much-awaited UFC 264 event is all set to happen on July 11, 2021, at the T-Mobile Arena. The Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 fight will headline this event. Apart from this fight, there are a plethora of glorious fights scheduled for the event. One fight that has many fans excited is the Heavyweight clash between Tai Tuivasa and Greg Hardy.

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The Heavyweight division has been in constant flux since Francis Ngannou became champion. Therefore, both Tuivasa and Hardy would love to get a victory and rise in the division. Coming into the fight ‘Bam Bam’ is on a two-fight win streak, last defeating Harry Hunsucker at the UFC Vegas 22 event.

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Tuivasa had a great start to his MMA career winning his first 9 fights. However, the fighter lost his way after his win against Andrei Arlovski as he then lost 3 consecutive UFC fights.

Greg Hardy, on the other hand, left his NFL career to become a professional fighter. ‘Prince of War’ made his MMA debut with Dana White’s Contender Series 9 and won his first fight against Austen Lane. Since then Hardy has had a mixed MMA career and has a professional record of (7-3).

UFC 264: Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy

Tuivasa and Hardy are two of the hardest hitters in the UFC. However, they have constantly shown that there are certain limitations in their fighting techniques. Both fighters would love to end the fight quickly and stay on their feet as long as possible.

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Hardy has often struggled in fights with his cardio and many believe that can affect the result of the fight. Add to that the fact that Tuivasa is really quick for a man of his size and one can see how he is the favorite to win.

While Tuivasa does seem to be more suited to win the fight. Both fighters can hit really well and a moment’s lapse could define the outcome of their UFC 264 fight.

Final Prediction: Tai Tuivasa defeats Greg Hardy via a 2nd round TKO.

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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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