Dec 11 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
15-2-0
KO 2
KO 2
12-3-0

The tape

32
Age
31
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

KOSDKOSDKO
Form
KOKOKOSUBUD
15
Wins
12
11
By KO
11
73
KO%
92
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
2
Loses
3
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
1
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2012
18
Bouts
15
41
Rounds
21
2 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 6 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

11
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
11
Tapology
13

Augusto Sakai vs Tai Tuivasa report

Who won Sakai vs Tuivasa?

Tai Tuivasa beat Augusto Sakai by knockout in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Sakai vs Tuivasa stats

Augusto Sakai stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 2 losses 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 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out.

Augusto Sakai's UFC record stood at 5-4-0, while Tai Tuivasa's came in at 8-7-0.

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 1 year, 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 17 more professional rounds, 49 to Tuivasa's 32.

Sakai vs Tuivasa form

Tai Tuivasa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Sergey Spivac at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Activity check

Sakai's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 27 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 4 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Sakai vs Tuivasa?

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