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.
The 32-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|
Stefan Struve has an orthodox fighting stance with a 84″ reach. The 27-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.
→ 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.
→ 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 fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 254 is live in , who do you think will win, Stefan or Tai? Sound off in the comments.
|UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje|
|October 24, 2020|
|Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa|