In a heavyweight bout on the main card for UFC 264, Tai Tuivasa will fight Greg Hardy on Saturday night in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena. The bout will be televised on ESPN+ PPV and is one of five fights on the main card.
The 28-year-old Tuivasa walks into the octagon with a professional fighting record of 12-3 and has won two consecutive bouts. “Bam Bam” Tuivasa last fought at UFC on ESPN 21 in March, where he defeated Harry Hunsucker by TKO in Round 1.
The Aussie fighter lands 4.42 strikes per minute, with 52% accuracy. He also absorbs 3.06 strikes per minute, while his defense is at 59%. A good majority of Tuivasa’s wins have come via KO/TKO in his professional career.
Hardy enters Saturday night’s bout with a professional fighting record of 7-3 (1 NC) and will be fighting for the first time in 2021. The former NFL player last fought in December at UFC Fight Night 183, where he lost to Marcin Tybura by TKO in Round 2.
“The Prince of War” leans on his striking ability as he lands 3.88 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 45%. The 32-year-old Hardy absorbs less significant strikes than Tuivasa at 2.41 per minute and defends against them at 64%.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on July 10
Tai Tuivasa: -139
Greg Hardy: +110
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