Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa fight preview

UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve will take on Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 254 card.

In this post, we will break down Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Stefan Struve is coming in with a 33-12-0 record. Struve will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik in December.

Tuivasa, meanwhile, is coming off a submission loss against Serghei Spivac on December 7, 2019 at UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya and holds a 10-3-0 record.

Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa
33
Age
28
6′ 11″
Height
6′ 2″
265 lbs.
Weight
264 lbs.
84″
Reach
75″
33-12-0
Record
10-3-0
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Stefan Struve has an orthodox fighting stance with a 84″ reach. The 28-year-old, Tai Tuivasa is an southpaw fighter with a 75″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Stefan Struve:
→ Struve’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Struve lands 3.13 significant strikes per minute.
→ Struve’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Struve’s takedown average is 0.58 per 15 minutes.
→ Struve’s takedown defense is 55%.

Struve comes in with 47% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.13 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Tuivasa fires at 48% accuracy, landing about 4.09 significant strikes per minute. Stefan Struve also has a 50% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.58 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Tuivasa’s 0.00 takedowns and 42% takedown accuracy.

Tai Tuivasa:
→ Tuivasa’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Tuivasa lands 4.09 significant strikes per minute.
→ Tuivasa’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Tuivasa’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Tuivasa’s takedown defense is 42%.

Tai spent on average 8:46 minutes in the Octagon and Stefan has an average fight time of 7:56 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 254 is live in , who do you think will win, Stefan or Tai? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Date
October 24, 2020
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa

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