Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos had a slow start, but was able to drop and eventually finish prospect Tai Tuivasa on the ground midway through round two of the UFC Adelaide main event. It’s dos Santos’ first knockout win in five years, and the first loss of Tuivasa’s career. As for JDS, he’s on a two-fight winning streak for the first time since he was champion, and he wants a rematch with Alistair Overeem.
Watch highlights in the videos below.
Round 2 - Tuivasa lands behind the ear with a right hook. He just bulls his way inside. JDS with a counter left. Another right hook misses for Tuivasa and JDS gets off the fence. They trade low kicks. Tuivasa goes to the body. JDS scores with a lead left. He keeps going and hurts Tuivasa as he’s off balance! He goes down! Dos Santos jumps into side control with elbows. He takes mount and drops tons of punches. Tuivasa is stuck, and the ref steps in.
Junior dos Santos defeated Tai Tuivasa via TKO (strikes), 2:30 of round 2