Streaking heavyweight power puncher Tai Tuivasa will look to win his fourth straight fight when he goes to war with hot-and-cold heavyweight hurter Walt Harris, a three-round showdown in the works for the upcoming UFC 267 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Oct. 30 in Abu Dhabi, where the “Fight Island” facilities remain open and operational.
That’s according to MMA Junkie.
Tuivasa, 28, endeared himself to the combat sports community by planishing heavyweight headline-maker Greg Hardy at UFC 264 earlier this month in Las Vegas. The 12-3 “Bam Bam” — who also drinks beer from a shoe — scored knockout wins over Stefan Struve and Harry Hunsucker, just to name a few.
As for Harris (13-10, 1 NC), his once-promising future came to a crashing halt after suffering a cruel personal tragedy. The 38 year-old “Big Ticket” has now dropped three straight, with all three losses coming by way of technical knockout. That includes last June’s implosion against the resurgent Marcin Tybura in Las Vegas.
UFC 267 will be headlined by the light heavyweight title fight pitting Jan Blachowicz against Glover Teixeira, a five-round collision for the Pole’s 205-pound title. Elsewhere on the card, Khamzat Chimaev returns against Li Jingliang while Virna Jandiroba and Amanda Ribas hook ‘em up at 115 pounds.