May 30 2020
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Vegas 1
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
14-1-0
SD 3
SD 3
18-3-0

The tape

30
Age
35
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

Form
14
Wins
18
11
By KO
6
79
KO%
33
0
By SUB
6
0
SUB%
33
1
Loses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2007
16
Bouts
22
33
Rounds
49
2 hours, 17 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 34 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Augusto Sakai vs Blagoy Ivanov report

Who won Sakai vs Ivanov?

Augusto Sakai beat Blagoy Ivanov by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Vegas 1, on Saturday 30th May 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Augusto Sakai.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

Sakai vs Ivanov stats

Augusto Sakai stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Blagoy Ivanov made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggested Sakai had a massive power advantage over Ivanov, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Ivanov's 33%.

Augusto Sakai was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.

Sakai had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ivanov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Sakai was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 year later than Ivanov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 11 less professional rounds, 41 to Ivanov's 52.

Sakai vs Ivanov form

Blagoy Ivanov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Tai Tuivasa at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

Going into that contest, he had beat Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.

Before that, he had been beaten by Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 133 on 14th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at CenturyLink Arena, Boise.

He had won against Caio Alencar at PFL on 2nd November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Washington Hilton, Washington D.C..

Activity check

Ivanov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

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