Tai Tuivasa will fight this Saturday before taking some much-needed time off.

The UFC heavyweight returns to action on the main card of UFC on ESPN 42 in Orlando,

where Tai Tuivasa will face Sergei Pavlovich  (16-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).

Tuivasa will compete in his third fight of 2022. (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC).

"Bam Bam" intends to raise his hand and then enjoy life with his family.

Although the UFC will return to his area of the world in February with UFC 284 in Australia,

Tuivasa has no plans to attend, even if he has a quick night on Saturday.

Tuivasa was knocked out by top competitor Ciryl Gane in September.

Tuivasa was on a five-fight winning streak prior to the defeat, with all victories being finishes.

Tuivasa is determined to win again, and he anticipates a wild confrontation with Pavlovich.