Tai Tuivasa walked out first to Cyndy Lauper’s legendary hit Girls just wanna have fun. The crowd wasn’t having fun – perhaps because Derrick Lewis is a hometown favorite with the event taking place in Houston, Texas.
Derrick Lewis walking out to "Tops Drop" by Fat Pat is one of my favorite walkouts. Especially in Houston. #UFC271
— Jed Meshew II (@JedKMeshew) February 13, 2022
Fans did a shoey as Tuivasa was being introduced.
Tuivasa clinched Lewis fast and delivered some knees to the body and legs of Lewis.
Lewis landed a big one mid round 1 and clinched up Tuivasa. Tuivasa didn’t surrender and threw knees to the body while backed to the fence.
Tuivasa reversed the position and backed Lewis to the fence and then Lewis delivered a takedown. While TUivasa was down Lewis just threw 4 or 5 heavy shots.
Lewis with yet another takedown.
Judo Derrick Lewis. #UFC271
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) February 13, 2022
Guys, I’m horny
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 13, 2022
MMA Fans when Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa are about to fight: https://t.co/Rn8rMEq6tZ
— MacMally? (@MacMallyMMA) February 13, 2022
Derrick Lewis showcasing his wrestling, I must be dreaming. #UFC271
— Totallyblitzed (@Totally_Blitzed) February 13, 2022
— Jesus H. Christ (@JesusFaceKilla) February 13, 2022
Derrick Lewis: pic.twitter.com/Q1AzoYYAmf
— YAYAYAYAYAYAYA TOURE (@42Toure42) February 13, 2022
— Andy Dawson (@A_Dawsonn) February 13, 2022
Tuivasa floored Lewis in a huge comeback – after planting several elbows.
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