Justin Tafa

Justin Tafa

Personal Information

Full Name Justin Tafa
Date of Birth December 13, 1993
Age 29
Nationality Australian
Nickname Bad Man

Justin Tafa News

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Justin Tafa : A Brief Biography

Justin Tafa is a 29-year-old professional fighter from Australia who currently competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC. Tafa is a former XFC heavyweight champion.




Latest News Update for Justin Tafa



Justin Tafa won his last fight against Parker Porter via knockout on February 11, 2023, for UFC 284.


JUSTIN TAFA IS BAAAAAAD MAN 🤯

@Justin_Tafa with the knockout in one minute! #UFC284 https://t.co/oKbVGQKfvT





Justin Tafa Facts



Birth PlaceAukland, New Zealand
Star SignSagittarius
Age29
MMA Debut2018
MMA Record6-3-0
AchievementsFormer XFC heavyweight champion.
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter





Early Life and Career



Justin Tafa was born in New Zealand to a Samoan family of descent. Three of his brothers have had professional fights, and his grandfather was a national boxing champion.


The UFC heavyweight contender, Junior Tafa, a former Glory heavyweight kickboxer, is one of Justin Tafa’s three brothers.


Justin Tafa was a rugby player in his early years and had played two under-20s in the nationals from the Melbourne Storm team.


‘Bad Man’ made his professional debut on May 20, 2018, against Dylan Tiaaleaiga at XFC 30. Tafa won the fight via technical knockout.





Justin Tafa’s Career in UFC



Justin Tafa made his octagon debut at UFC 243 against Yorgan De Castro and lost the fight via knockout. The event happened on October 6, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia.



UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya
Justin Tafa at UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya



At UFC 247, Tafa faced Juan Adams and won the fight via technical knockout.


UFC 247 Jones v Reyes
Justin Tafat at UFC 247 Jones v Reyes



On January 16, 2021, Justin Tafa faced Carlos Felipe and lost the fight via a split decision.


At UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt, ‘Bad Man’ fought Jared Vanderaa and lost the fight via decision. The happened on May 22, 2021, in Las Vegas, United States.


Justin Tafa faced Harry Hunsucker on December 18, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus. Tafa won the fight via a knockout head kick.


For his last fight, Tafa knocked out Parker Porter in the first round.




Justin Tafa Record


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Win 6-3Parker PorterKO/TKOUFC 284February 11, 202311:06Perth, Australia
Win5–3Harry HunsuckerKO (head kick)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. DaukausDecember 18, 202111:53Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss4–3Jared VanderaaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Font vs. GarbrandtMay 22, 202135:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss4–2Carlos FelipeDecision (split)UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. KattarJanuary 16, 202135:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win4–1Juan AdamsTKO (punches)UFC 247February 8, 202011:59Houston, Texas, United States
Loss3–1Yorgan De CastroKO (punch)UFC 243October 6, 201912:10Melbourne, Australia
Win3–0David TaumoepeauTKO (punches)XFC 41May 24, 201920:30Brisbane, Australia
Win2–0Jeremy JoinerTKO (punches)XFC 36July 28, 201810:28Brisbane, Australia
Win1–0Dylan TiaaleaigaTKO (punches)XFC 30May 20, 201823:35Brisbane, Australia





FAQs on Justin Tafa



Q1. Who has Justin Tafa lost to in the UFC?


Justin Tafa has lost to Yorgan De Castro, Carlos Felipe, and Jared Vanderaa in the UFC.





Q2. How many fights has Justin Tafa had in the UFC?


Justin Tafa has had 6 fights in the UFC so far.




Q3. How tall is Justin Tafa?


1.83m




Q4. What is Justin Tafa’s nationality?


Justin Tafa was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and brought up in Australia







*Last updated on February 13, 2023.

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