UFC Adelaide: Junior dos Santos Hands Tai Tuivasa His First Defeat

UFC Adelaide was largely built around Tai Tuivasa, but Junior dos Santos ended up handing the Australian fighter his first pro defeat.

Tuivasa came out with a ton of pressure to begin the fight, and throughout round one he continued to move forward. Although dos Santos attempted to counter with some big shots, before round one ended, Tuivasa landed a punishing kick to the leg.

In round two, Tuivasa came out aggressively once again, but a couple of minutes in he was dropped by a huge right from JDS. Dos Santos moved into mount and proceeded to fire down shots from above, and the referee brought the action to a halt.

Here are the complete results for UFC Adelaide.

Junior dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa via TKO (punches) R2, 2:30

“Shogun” Rua def. Tyson Pedro via TKO (punches) R3, 0:43

Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Tony Martin def. Jake Matthews via technical submission (anaconda choke) R3, 1:19

Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian via TKO (punches) R1, 2:14

Jim Crute def. Paul Craig via submission (kimura), R3, 4:51

Alexey Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)

Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)

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