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Who won Sakai vs Tuivasa?
Tai Tuivasa beat Augusto Sakai by during the prelims of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Tai Tuivasa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Sakai vs Tuivasa stats
Augusto Sakai stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tai Tuivasa made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tuivasa had an advantage in power over Sakai, with a 92% knock out percentage over Sakai's 73%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Sakai and Tuivasa would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Augusto Sakai was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Sakai had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Sakai was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 8 months earlier than Tuivasa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 49 to Tuivasa's 31.
Sakai vs Tuivasa form
Tai Tuivasa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ciryl Gane at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Sakai's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
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