The Polar Bear’s judo throws were the key in his submission victory!
After a not-so-successful UFC debut against Walt Harris, Serghei Spivac vowed to make his second fight a memorable one. He did so with his impeccable judo and wrestling despite being the underdog in this geavyweight fight. Tai Tuivasa was coming off two straight losses and fighting on his home soil gave him the extra edge. His leg kicks and punches rattled Spivac in the first round. But once Spivac got back to his usual self, he took Tuivasa to the ground several times in spite of the significant weight difference. With Spivac on the top, Tuivasa was lost and could not defend the heavy blows the polar bear was throwing at him. With an opening in front of him, Spivac locked up an arm-triangle choke that put Tuivasa to sleep at 3:14 secs of the second round.
— UFC (@ufc) October 6, 2019