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UFC Fight 271: Lewis vs Tuivasa 02/12/2022 Fight Analysis, Picks and Forecast

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UFC Fight 271 Lewis vs Tuivasa 02-12-2022 Fight Analysis Picks and Forecast

UFC Fight 271: Lewis vs Tuivasa 02/12/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its second event for the month with UFC 271 happening this coming Saturday, February 12. The matches will be held inside the halls of the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are great ways to enjoy the matches safely at home. Israel Adesanya will be the biggest attraction for this event as he defends his middleweight title against a familiar foe in Robert Whittaker. Co-headlining this eventing will be a heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa. It is seen in UFC betting lines that Tai Tuivasa is going to be the underdog pick against the hard-hitting Derrick Lewis.

UFC Fight 271: Lewis vs Tuivasa 02/12/2022

When:Saturday, February 12, 10:00 PM ET
Where:Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight 271: Lewis vs Tuivasa 02/12/2022 Odds

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PlayerOddsPlayerOdds
Derrick Lewis-178Tai Tuivasa+157

Main Card

Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis goes by an interesting ring name as “The Black Beast” and this fighter hails from Houston, Texas in the United States. He has been representing the Main Street Boxing  & Muay Thai fight stable. Lewis is a veteran heavyweight fighter at 37 years old and he tips the scales at 266 lbs. He stands at six-foot-three and has a professional record of 26-8. 21 of his wins came from knockouts. After having his four-fight winning streak snapped by Ciryl Gane, Lewis bounced back with a win over Chris Daukaus in UFC Fight Night 199 and that ended in a first-round knockout. He is currently ranked third in the heavyweight division.

Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa carries the ring name “Bam Bam” and this fan-favorite beer-drinking fighter came all the way from Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. He gets to train at the Lions High Performance Center. Tuivasa stands at six-foot-two and this heavyweight weighs 265 lbs. He has only lost thrice in 16 professional matches and 12 of those wins came from knockouts while also owning one decision victory. This fighter has won his last four fights in the UFC. Among the fighters he defeated were Stefan Struve, Harry Hunsucker, Greg Hardy and the most recent was a second-round knockout against Augusto Sakai in UFC 269.

Lewis vs Tuivasa Betting Numbers

Lewis
Tuivasa
Record26-8-0 (1 NC)14-3-0
Last FightWinWin
CountryUnited StatesAustralia
Height6’3″6’2″
Weight (lbs)260264
Reach (in)7975
Win by KO/TKO81%92%
Win by Submission4%0%
Decisions15%8%
Strikes landed per minute2.524.63
Striking accuracy50%52%
Striking absorbed per minute2.483.51
Striking defense41%49%
Takedown average0.480.00
Takedown accuracy25%0%
Takedown defense55%50%
Submission average0.000.00

Lewis vs Tuivasa Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting bout as Tai Tuivasa is going to be the riskier pick to take as compared to Derrick Lewis according to the top online sportsbook. This should end in a knockout but fans would prefer the underdog Tuivasa to drink beer from his shoe again if he pulls off an upset win.