Tai Tuivasa did what everyone wanted him to do, knocking out Greg Hardy in the first round.
Competing on the main card of UFC 264, the Western Sydney-based fighter entertained the crowd, walking out to the octagon to Spice Girls before standing toe-to-toe with Hardy. In the opening seconds, Hardy pointed to the middle of the cage and encouraged Tuivasa to exchange. Tuivasa obliged.
Hardy connected with a right that seemed to unbalance Tuivasa momentarily. Hardy was too over-eager in his chase as Tuivasa returned with a left that immediately dropped Hardy. The referee straight away rushed in to stop the contest, not before Tuivasa landed a pair of hammer-fists.
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The official time came only 67-seconds into the contest as Tai Tuivasa moves his record to 12-3.
The win is Tuivasa’s third in a row, after defeating Stefan Struve by KO and Harry Hunsucker by TKO – both in the first round.