WOW! Former UFC HW Mark Hunt Takes On ‘Bam Bam’ Tai Tuivasa in a Sparring Session

Published 06/19/2021, 12:27 AM EDT


Former UFC heavyweight, Mark Hunt, and current star Tai Tuivasa engaged in a heavy sparring session recently. ‘Bam Bam’ posted a clip of the session on his Instagram. ‘The Super Samoan’ can be seen clipping the Aussie fighter during the session.

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Both Hunt and Tuivasa are two of the most vicious knockout artists in the world of MMA. Given they are heavyweights, the power both men carry is beyond imagination. Fans may have loved to see them throw down in a real fight, but unfortunately, it will not happen. However, they gave everyone a teaser with their recent sparring.

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How’s camp going ? 🥴🙄 few more weeks and we go to work ✊🏽🍺👟@markhuntfighter never gets old bra 😘🤣🤣🤦🏽‍♂️ #bambam #FTA #westernsydney #totheworld #ufc264 #lasvegas #ESSHHAAY,” wrote Tuivasa in his recent post.

Hunt (47) hasn’t competed since his 2018 loss to Justin Willis. Interestingly, that card was headlined by Tuivasa as he fought former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos, in the main event.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Tai Tuivasa of Australia punches Stefan Struve of The Netherlands in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 24, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Tuivasa suffered a defeat to Dos Santos, his first loss as a professional. Following two more defeats, ‘Bam Bam’ rejuvenated his UFC career with 2 back-to-back wins. A knockout win against Stefan Struve at UFC 254 was followed by a T/KO win against Harry Hunsucker in March.

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What’s next for Tai Tuivasa?

Tuivasa is set to take on Greg Hardy at UFC 264. The two heavyweights carry immense power in their strikes. Hence, one can expect the fight to be an entertaining one. With ‘Bam Bam’, who lives up to is moniker, that’s always guaranteed.

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Also, as Hardy has a certain star power attached to his name, fans tune in to see his fights. That gives Tuivasa the perfect platform to showcase his skills to a greater audience. The Aussie will be hoping to carry on upon his recent impressive run as he takes on ‘Prince Of War’ at UFC 264.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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