UFC 238 Results: Blagoy Ivanov Defeats Tai Tuivasa Via Unanimous Decision! (Highlights)

Blagoy Ivanov Tai Tuivasa
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Blagoy Ivanov Gets The Win By Unanimous Decision, Continues To Climb Up The UFC Heavyweight Ladder!!!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is invading United Center tonight (June 8, 2019) as UFC 238 PPV (Pay-Per-View) event takes place in Chicago, Illinois.

The Heavyweight clash between the former WSOF and PFL champ, and the all-time greatest Bulgarian mixed martial artist, Blagoy “Baga” Ivanov, and the ex-AFC 265-pound king Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa kicks off the main card. The third man inside the octagon is Dan Miragliotta. The war begins!

Round 1

Fighters touched gloves. Tuivasa lands a low kick, he moves forward but Ivanov moves away. Tuivasa hits Ivanov with a big punch, the two are against the cage. Short elbow in the clinch Tai, he connects over and over.

Right hook lands and Tuivasa is down, great job Blagoy!!!

Ivanov looks for the neck, but Tai recovers swiftly and gets up, the two are in the clinch. Tuivasa is against the cage, the two separate, and now a great knee by the Australian.

Right hook Ivanov, it seems Tuivasa has wobbled again!!!

 

Straight right Blagoy, Tai fires back with an amazing 1-2. Straight left Ivanov, and the round ends. 10-9 Ivanov.

Round 2

Leg kicks Tuivasa. Brief clinch, and the fighters separate.

Right-hand rocks Blagoy Ivanov, and now Tuivasa chases him! It seems Blagoy is in trouble!

Good elbow on the cage, Tuivasa hits him well. Ivanov answers with a solid 1-2 but eats a big right hand. Straight left Blagoy. Great combo by Ivanov, awesome exchange, and now a body shot. Tai lands a leg kick, Ivanov’s leg looks bad.

Two left hands by Blagoy, Tai answers with a fantastic combo. 1-2 Ivanov, leg kick Tai. Ivanov is pressed against the cage, but now the Bulgarian is looking for a fore choke. Tuivasa is on the mat. This one is very tough, I think 10-9 Blagoy.

Round 3

A brutal low kick from Tai Tuivasa. Straight left Ivanov, one-two combo, Tai. Ivanov takes him on the fence, looking for that guillotine, common Blagoy!

Tuivasa is on his knees, but he defends well. Fighters fighting for the position, now Tuivasa stood up, got some space, and he reverses the position well. Headlock Ivanov, lands knees.

Tuivasa shoves him away, great combo by Blagoy. Lead right Ivanov, 1-2, good counter left. Wow, what a wild exchange to end the match! 10-9 Ivanov.

 

Final Result: Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Check out the highlight reel below.

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1137544699764326400

Blagoy Ivanov  improves the score to 18-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC; Tai Tuivasa 8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC.

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