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Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Sakai vs Tuivasa?
Augusto Sakai is set to square off against Tai Tuivasa, during the prelims of UFC 269, on Saturday 11th December 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Sakai vs Tuivasa stats
Augusto Sakai steps into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tai Tuivasa will make his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Tuivasa has advantage in power over Sakai, with a 92% knock out percentage over Sakai's 73%.
Augusto Sakai is the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Sakai has a height advantage of 1 inch over Tuivasa. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Sakai is 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 has fought 20 more professional rounds, 41 to Tuivasa's 21.
Sakai vs Tuivasa form
Tai Tuivasa has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sergey Spivak at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Before that, he had lost to Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.
He had been beaten by Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Sakai's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Tuivasa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Sakai vs Tuivasa US streams
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UFC 269 Tickets
UFC APEX, Las Vegas
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: 10pm est