Tai Tuivasa is a Australian professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Prior to his MMA career, Tuivasa was interested in rugby and even signed with the Sydney Roosters club before developing a gambling addiction.
In August 2012, Tuivasa made his professional debut in MMA and later made his professional boxing debut in 2013. Throughout his career, Tuivasa has had an impressive record with most of his matches ending in a knockout.
His net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, with most of his earnings coming from UFC fights.
About Tai Tuivasa
Tai Tuivasa is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight division. He was born on March 16, 1993, in Sydney, Australia. Tuivasa was raised in Mount Druitt, a suburb of Western Sydney, which is known for its diverse and multicultural population.
Tuivasa’s educational background is not well-documented, but he has mentioned in interviews that he did not finish high school. Growing up, he was interested in sports and began playing rugby league as a teenager. However, after sustaining a series of injuries, he decided to pursue a career in combat sports instead.
|Full name||Tai Anthony Tuivasa|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|Father’s name||Tony Tuivasa|
|Net worth||$1.5 million|
|Born||16 March 1993|
|Birthplace||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Mother’s name||Kerry Johnson|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
Tuivasa began his professional fighting career in 2012, competing in regional promotions in Australia. He quickly gained a reputation as a knockout artist, winning his first six fights via TKO or KO. In 2016, he was signed by the UFC and made his debut at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson in Melbourne, Australia.
In his debut, Tuivasa knocked out Rashad Coulter in the first round, earning Performance of the Night honors. He followed up with two more victories in the UFC, including a spectacular flying knee knockout of Andrei Arlovski at UFC 225. However, he suffered his first loss in 2018, when he was knocked out by Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa.
Despite the setback, Tuivasa remains one of the top prospects in the UFC heavyweight division. He is known for his heavy hands, aggressive fighting style, and colorful personality, which has made him a fan favorite.
In 2017, he joined UFC and won his debut match against Rashad Coulter, earning the Performance of the Night title. After a series of consecutive wins, he faced three consecutive losses throughout 2019. Following this, he made a comeback with five consecutive wins, all via knockouts. In his last three bouts, he earned the Performance of the Night award too.
Professional MMA Overview
Professional Boxing Overview
Career Stats: MMA
|Strikes Landed per Minute||4.54|
|Significant Striking Accuracy||52%|
|Strikes Absorbed per Minute||2.56|
|Significant Strike Defense||48%|
|Average Takedowns Landed (/15m)||0.00|
|Average Submissions Attempted (/15m)||0.0|
Tai Tuivasa’s Net Worth and Salary
Tai Tuivasa’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million in 2023. His estimated earning from professional MMA so far is about $1 million. His highest recorded earning is from UFC 264 where he earned a total of $221,000 in prize money. Recently, fighting against Derrick Lewis at UFC 271, he earned $90,000 as a guaranteed purse, $90,000 as a win bonus, and $50,000 from the Performance of the Night bonus.
Tai Tuivasa, an Australian professional mixed martial artist, has a major sponsorship deal with Drink West and Soeyvasa. He is also affiliated with a community service named FTA and their apparel brand FTA apparel. He is currently managed and promoted by No Limits.
Tai Tuivasa’s Girlfriend/Wife
Tai Tuivasa is married to Brieley Pedro, the sister of UFC light-heavyweight division contender, Tyson Pedro. They have a son named Carter.
Tuivasa is 30 years old (as of 2023).
Tai Tuivasa’s height is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).