Tai Tuivasa to combat Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 238

Tai Tuivasa is coming again to “The Windy Metropolis”.

Returning to the positioning of his final win, Tuivasa is about to face Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 238 on June Eight at United Heart in Chicago, per The Each day Telegraph. That’s the identical location the place Tuivasa defeated Andrei Arlovski through unanimous resolution final June at UFC 225.

The combat was confirmed on UFC.com.

The 26-year-old Tuivasa is Three-1 within the UFC to date, having defeated his first three Octagon opponents earlier than succumbing to strikes within the second spherical of his most up-to-date outing in opposition to former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, a fundamental occasion bout that passed off in December at UFC Adelaide in Tuivasa’s dwelling nation of Australia. Earlier than that loss, Tuivasa was Eight-Zero as knowledgeable with seven wins by first spherical knockout.

Ivanov (17-2, 1 NC) has additionally fought dos Santos, dropping a five-round unanimous resolution in his UFC debut final July. The 32-year-old Bulgarian rebounded with a unanimous resolution win over Ben Rothwell this previous March. He has gained six of his final seven fights and had a profitable run with the previous World Collection of Preventing (now the Skilled Fighters League) promotion, profitable that group’s heavyweight title and efficiently defending it 4 instances.

A headliner has not been named for UFC 238, however a flyweight title bout between champion Valentina Shevchenko and challenger Jessica Eye has already been connected to the cardboard.

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