UFC 264: Tai Tuivasa knocks out Greg Hardy in first round

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.

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.

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