This next weekend at UFC Singapore, the first event on the main card is scheduled to feature a fight between Junior Tafa and Parker Porter.
After suffering a defeat in his promotional debut fight against Mohammed Usman, the brother of former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Tafa will be looking to get back on track in this rematch.
“The Juggernaut,” who is also a heavyweight contender, has a brother named Justin Tafa who also competes in the UFC.
The older Tafa is a more experienced UFC fighter than his younger brother, having already participated seven times inside the cage and holding a record of 3-3-1 in promotional bouts. He has a better record than his younger brother.
Junior Tafa and his brother Justin, who also competes in the UFC as a heavyweight, are recognized for their incredible power, and both has a perfect record of winning by knockout in the organization.
Junior Tafa was born on September 21 of that year, 1996, in Avondale, which is located in New Zealand. It should come as no surprise that ‘The Juggernaut’ is considered a striking expert given that, previous to transferring to mixed martial arts, he fought in both kickboxing and boxing. While he has a record of 1-0 in professional boxing, he has a record of 4-4 in kickboxing, where he participated in GLORY. In kickboxing.
At this weekend’s UFC event in Singapore, Tafa will be attempting to knock out Parker Porter in the same way as Justin Tafa did at the UFC 284 event in February of 2023.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, “The Juggernaut” disclosed that he competed in his first professional bout when he was just 17 years old, despite the fact that he is presently 26 years old. This is what he said:
“Getting into altercations was my primary motivator for playing football. When I played soccer, I was always getting into fights. I loved watching football because of it. You know, like sticking their fingers in the grass or putting grass in their mouths. I was the one that played dirty. My mother rescued me from the situation in a flash. At the age of 17, I had my first bout in the pros. I started going to the gym at an early age to become in shape. I never doubted for a second that I would be successful.