- Date of Birth
- Age 29 Years Old
- Famous Name Bam Bam
- Country Australia AU
- Birth Name Tai Tuivasa
- Birth Place Sydney
- Famous Name Bam Bam
- Father Tony Tuivada
- Mother Kerry Johnson
- Net Worth $300,000
- Nationality Australian
- Ethnicity Mixed
- Profession UFC Fighter
- Currently Working For UFC
Tai Tuivasa is a well-known Australian Mixed Martial Artist. He has been fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Heavyweight division. Tai has been fighting at the professional level since 2012. The fighter fights with Tiger Muay Thai and MMA American Kickboxing Academy. He played boxing until 2016 and has a record of 5-2.
Tai Tuivasa was born on March 16, 1993, in Sydney, Australia. He is among the twelve children born to Tony Tuivada and his wife, Kerry Johnson. His father is of Samoan descent, and his mother of Indigenous Australian (Wiradjuri) descent. Tai started his career as a rugby player and later turned into fighting. Tuivasa stands six feet and two inches tall and weighs 120 kg (265 lb).
Tai Tuivasa's Career Earnings, Net Worth, and Prize Money
Tai Tuivasa has an estimated net worth of more than $300,000. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his successful career in fighting. Tai earned his first big prize of $72,500 from a single match against Rashad Coulter. He earned $10,000 to show $10,000 as a win bonus, $50,000 for the Night bonus Performance, and $2,500 as Reebok sponsorship.
In 2018, Tuivasa fought in three UFC matches and earned more than $110,000. In his fight against Asker, Tai took home $43,000. In the next match, He earned $34,00. The following year, Tuivasa did not have a good season. He fought in two games and lost both of them but had made $34,000 from his match against Ivanov and $35,000 from Spivak.
In 2020, Tai fought in the UFC 254 against Stefan Struve and won the match. He earned $65,000 as his prize money from this match, which included $30,000 to show, a $30,000 win bonus, and $5,000 as fight week incentive pay. Totaling his earnings from UFC, it sums to $311,500.
Tai defeated Greg Hardy at UFC 264 and earned $149,000 ($34,000 to show, $34,000 win bonus, $75,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $6,000 fight week incentive pay).
Relationship Status of Tai Tuivasa
Tai is an active social media user. He keeps posting photos and videos of his training and matches. Following his posts, it seems like Tai is single as of early 2021. The UFC fighter likes to spend his free time with his family and his friends. Recently, He had been to the United Arab Emirates for his vacation.
The journey from Rugby to The UFC
Sydney Native Tai started his career as a rugby player. Sydney Rooster drafted him in the league club in 2010. To everyone's surprise, Tuivasa gave up playing the sport when he developed a gambling addiction. Tai started training for the MMA and made his debut in August 2012.
In 2016, Tuivasa won his first title of The AFC Heavyweight Championship. In early 2017, He made his UFC debut against Rashad Coulter. He won the match and performance of the night prize money. In 2018, Tai lost his first professional MMA match against Junior dos Santos.