Pros react after Tai Tuivasa KO’s Derrick Lewis at UFC 271

By Chris Taylor - February 12, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 271 event was co-headlined by a heavyweight matchup between fan favorites Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa.

Lewis (26-9 MMA) had last competed at UFC Vegas 45 in December, where he earned his record-setting thirteenth career knockout. That win was preceded by a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane in a bout for the promotions interim heavyweight title.

As for the Aussie, Tai Tuivasa (15-5 MMA) entered UFC 271 sporting a four-fight winning streak, his last being a KO win at UFC 269 against Augusto Sakai. ‘Bam Bam’ was looking to put himself in title contention with a win over Lewis this evening.

Tonight’s UFC 271 main event resulted in the nasty knockout many fans and pundits were expecting. Tai Tuivasa was able to land a crushing standing elbow to the dome of Derrick Lewis which sent ‘The Black Beast’ crashing to the canvas in a state of unconsciousness.

Official UFC 271 Result: Tai Tuivasa def. Derrick Lewis via KO in Round 2

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Lewis vs. Tuivasa’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Tai Tuivasa defeating Derrick Lewis:

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