Best Preventing Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility this Sat. evening (Sept. 5, 2020) for UFC Vegas 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a heavyweight main party pitting longtime veteran Alistair Overeem opposite once-beaten bruiser Augusto Sakai.
Considering the fact that both Overeem and Sakai finish more than fifty percent their blended martial arts (MMA) contests by way of devastating knockout, it’s not unreasonable for fight enthusiasts to want a rapidly complete when the cage door closes this weekend in “Sin Town.”
Never fret, Sakai wishes that also.
“He hits hard, and so do I,” Sakai advised MMA Junkie. “He’s a superior striker, as am I. When we fulfill, I’ll show that I’m ready for this challenge. Absolutely everyone wishes to see a quickly end. That’s also what I want. I in no way like it when it goes to the judges. But it’s part of our sport. Throughout from me stands yet another rough fighter who skilled just as tough, and wishes to win just as badly.”
A place in the Prime 5 could await the winner.
That is because previous UFC heavyweight winner Daniel Cormier has formally retired. In addition, Derrick Lewis is scheduled to toss hands with Curtis Blaydes in November, so the leading 50 percent of the division is about to get a significant facelift in the coming months.
Sakai (15-1-1) is presently ranked No. 9 at 265 lbs against No. 7 for Overeem (46-18, 1 NC). The moment Francis Ngannou rematches Stipe Miocic, we need to have a improved notion of exactly where the contenders stand in the heavyweight division, unless Jon Jones or Brock Lesnar decide to perform spoiler.
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