Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2020-05-30, disappointing fight between Blagoy Ivanov and Augusto Sakai: it gets two stars.
The black belt in judo, former world combat sambo and Wsof champion Blagoy Ivanov entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-3-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 heavyweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Ben Rothwell (Blagoy Ivanov vs Ben Rothwell) and Tai Tuivasa (Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov) but then he was defeated by Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov).
His opponent, Augusto Sakai, has a record of 14-1-1 (79% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He lost to Cheick Kongo in 2017 (Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai) but then he has won five consecutive bouts beating Andrei Arlovski (Andrei Arlovski vs Augusto Sakai) and Marcin Tybura in 2019. Ivanov vs Sakai is on the undercard of Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns – UFC on ESPN 9. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Ivanov’s previous fight: Derrick Lewis vs Blagoy Ivanov
Ivanov vs Sakai Fight Video:
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