Ariel Helwani, Michael Chandler, and more react to Tai Tuivasa’s cold knokout of Derrick Lewis at UFC 271

This fight was the co-main event of UFC 271 and an important fight for Lewis to maintain his #2 ranked position and for Tuivasa to make a massive jump from his ranking at #11.

Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa UFC 272
Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa UFC 272

At UFC 271 co-main event heavyweight Tai Tuivasa made the boldest statement he could assure to his UFC career. The MMA world couldn’t be more shocked by what they saw. No one saw Derrick Lewis collapse the way he did on the canvas with devastating elbows from Tuivasa’s side.

The implication of the result is that Tuivasa has busted into the rankings from the top 15 straight into the top 5. This fight was as important for the heavyweight division as it was just for fun. Watch out for the tweets below as the MMA world goes into madness witnessing what just happened at the co-main event.

Derrick Lewis Tai Tuivasa

Derrick Lewis Tai Tuivasa UFC 271
Tuivasa and Lewis at UFC 271 press conference

The UFC’s official account made it official that even the company didn’t see that coming. However, sports journalists Ariel Helwani, Brett Okamoto and Chamatkar Sandhu, famous MMA-based Youtuber Mojahed Fudailat, and the fans around the world just give their shock out on Twitter. UFC 271 happened in Toyota Center, Houston, Texas United States and the card was headlined by a title rematch between middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker.

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