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UFC 269: Tai Tuivasa knocks out Augusto Sakai in brutal fashion

Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa recorded a fourth-straight win and added yet another brutal knockout to his collection with a stoppage victory over Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 . After a close and cagey opening round, Tuivasa landed a left hook which wobbled his Brazilian opponent early in the second. The...
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Knockout! Watch Tai Tuivasa sleep Augusto Sakai with nasty combination - UFC 269

Tai Tuivasa earned his fourth-straight knockout finish earlier tonight (Sat., Dec. 11, 2021) at UFC 269 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Bam Bam” stopped fellow heavyweight contender Augusto Sakai with a nasty second-round knockout (punches). LIVE! Watch UFC 269 PPV...
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UFC 269 video: Tai Tuivasa crushes Augusto Sakai with brutal second-round knockout

Tai Tuivasa added yet another brutal knockout to his resume on Saturday night at UFC 269. Following a back-and-forth opening round, Tuivasa came out guns blazing in the second as he was headhunting Augusto Sakai until clipping the Brazilian with a well-timed left hand. Once Sakai was stunned, Tuivasa went in for the kill as he blitzed his opponent with a barrage of punches until a right hand landed clean on the jaw.

Tai Tuivasa vs Augusto Sakai – UFC 269 Preview

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Tai Tuivasa of Australia reacts after knocking out Greg Hardy in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC) A battle of heavy hitters that was supposed...

UFC 269: Augusto Sakai vs Tai Tuivasa 12/11/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

An exciting preliminary battle will get underway as Augusto Sakai takes on Tai Tuivasa at the heavyweight division. The UFC weekend bouts are all set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sakai will try to break his two-fight losing skid as he enters the ring with a 15-4-1 record.

Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa Prediction: UFC 269 fight breakdown, betting odds

Sakai: -115 (MyBookie) In a division where many fighters rely on plotting forward and swinging big, Sakai’s mobility makes him a more unique challenge. He averages 5.1 significant strikes per minute while his defense and movement keep his significant strikes absorbed below four. Sakai’s primary strategy is to move laterally and pepper his opponent’s leg with calf kicks and chin with jabs. Ultimately, rather than throwing big looping punches, Sakai prefers a more technical approach where he breaks his opponent down throughout a few rounds. Sakai, though, has struggled to implement that game plan against a very specific archetype of fighter- big, athletic, and powerful. When his opponent can land with more power, even if it is less frequent, and force Sakai to close his guard to defend, Sakai has struggled. Since he does not have the same power as the fighters atop the division, he can struggle to win those blow-for-blow exchanges. When he isn’t outgunned on the feet or when he can be more of a neutralizer, Sakai can be a difficult puzzle to solve.

Visa issues force Tai Tuivasa out of Augusto Sakai fight at UFC Vegas 43

UFC Vegas 43 — which is set to go down on Sat., Nov. 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada — has lost a big fight. Tai Tuivasa has been forced out of his scheduled Heavyweight bout against Augusto Sakai due to visa issues. “Bam Bam” posted the unfortunate bit of...

Tai Tuivasa vs Augusto Sakai heavyweight banger booked for UFC Vegas 43

Red-hot heavyweight power puncher Tai Tuivasa will look to break into the 265-pound rankings when he collides with struggling Brazilian bruiser Augusto Sakai as part of the UFC Vegas 43 MMA event, scheduled for Sat., Nov. 20, 2021 inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Bam Bam” was originally booked to...
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Tai Tuivasa vs. Augusto Sakai announced for Nov. 20 UFC event

Tai Tuivasa won’t be fighting Walt Harris next. The UFC announced Tuesday that Tuivasa (11-3) will fight Augusto Sakai (15-3-1) at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 following Harris’ withdrawal for undisclosed reasons. Tuivasa and Harris were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 267 on Oct. 30 in Abu Dhabi.

Tai Tuivasa to Face Augusto Sakai at UFC Fight Night 198 on Nov. 20

A heavyweight tilt pitting Tai Tuivasa against Augusto Sakai is scheduled to go down at UFC Fight Night 198. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the booking on Tuesday. Tuivasa was originally slated to face Walt Harris at UFC 267, but that pairing was scrapped for undisclosed reasons. UFC Fight Night 198 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira. .

What’s next for Augusto Sakai after UFC Vegas 28?

This past Saturday in the main event of UFC Vegas 28, Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-2) took on Augusto Sakai (15-3-1) in the main event. Sakai was looking to bounce back after he suffered his first UFC loss late in 2020. Augusto Sakai started extremely well when he made his way over...

Augusto Sakai releases statement following KO loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Vegas 28: “My heart is broken, but physically I’m okay”

UFC heavyweight Augusto Sakai released a statement following his KO loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 28 event. Sakai and Rozenstruik was a Pick ’em fight at the sportsbooks, but it turned out to be a blowout win for Rozenstruik after he knocked Sakai out with one second left to go in the first of five scheduled rounds. For Sakai, this is his second straight loss in the Octagon after getting stopped by former UFC fighter Alistair Overeem in his last outing. This loss to Rozenstruik was Sakai’s opportunity to emerge as a legitimate title contender in the UFC heavyweight division, but following the KO loss, it’s back to the drawing board for him.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik authors another buzzer-beater, stopping Augusto Sakai in UFC Fight Night

Jairzinho Rozenstruik has a knack for getting finishes right before the bell. Less than two years after he earned the latest finish in UFC heavyweight history, Rozenstruik uncorked another buzzer-beater Saturday. The kickboxing standout stopped Augusto Sakai via TKO with punches at 4 minutes, 59 seconds of the first round in the main event of UFC Fight Night.
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Jairzinho Rozenstruik stops Augusto Sakai in first round of UFC bout

Jairzinho Rozenstruik stopped Augusto Sakai with one second remaining in the first round of their main event heavyweight bout Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rozenstruik recorded the TKO by punches at 4:59. “As soon as I heard the (10-second) clock — tock, tock, tock — I faked...
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UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Jairzinho Rozenstruik scores first-round knockout of Augusto Sakai

Very little happened for nearly the entirety of the opening round in Saturday's UFC Fight Night main event between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai. But heavyweights -- especially those with Rozenstruik's heavy hands -- only need one moment to change a fight. That's exactly what happened when Rozenstruik connected with a left hand that set up a finishing flurry with just one second left in the first round.