The black belt in Bjj and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a pro record of 19-5-0 (42% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.7 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Demetrious Johnson) but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Henry Cejudo in 2015 (via split decision, Formiga vs Cejudo) and Ray Borg in 2017 (=Formiga vs Borg). Between these two bouts he had won over Dustin Ortiz (=Formiga vs Ortiz).
His opponent, Yuta Sasaki, has an official mma record of 20-4-2 (65% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class but he won just two out of his last five bouts, against Willie Gates in 2016 and Justin Scoggins in 2017. Between these two victories he was defeated by Wilson Reis (=Reis vs Sasaki). Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Yuta Sasaki is on the undercard of Ovince St Preux vs Yushin Okami – UFC Fight Night 117. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami
Where: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC Fight Night 117 fight card (main fights):
Ovince St Preux vs Yushin Okami
Claudia Gadelha vs Jessica Andrade
Takanori Gomi vs Dong Hyun Kim
Gokhan Saki vs Henrique da Silva
Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Yuta Sasaki
Formiga’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga vs Ray Borg
Formiga vs Sasaki Fight Video:
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