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Augusto Sakai
#8 Heavyweight Division • 15-1-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 6
    Fight Win Streak
  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
Striking accuracy 46% 46%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
246
Sig. Strikes Attempted
538
Grappling accuracy 50% 50%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
1
Takedowns Attempted
2
5.46
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
6.75
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.33
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
55
%
Sig. Str. Defense
83
%
Takedown Defense
0.33
Knockdown Ratio
11:16
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
167 (68%)
Clinch
63 (26%)
Ground
16 (7%)

Sig. Str. by target

63% 155 Head 24% 59 Body 13% 32 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (79%)
DEC
3 (21%)
SUB
0 (0%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Overeem vs Sakai

    Round
    5
    Time
    00:27
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Ivanov vs Sakai

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Tybura vs Sakai

    Round
    1
    Time
    0:59
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Curitiba, Brazil
Age
29
Height
75.00
Weight
265.00
Octagon Debut
Sep. 23, 2018
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
42.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? He had a calm childhood, rode skateboards, played soccer and studied. He first discovered martial arts at school. When he was 14 years old, he saw a Muay Thai presentation, enjoyed it and decided to practice it, By the age of 18, he participated in his first competition: an amateur Muay Thai event in Curitiba. He fought against a professional athlete and won by judges’ decision. When he was 21 years old, he started training Jiu-Jitsu and the transition to MMA became a natural process.

Do you have any heroes? The athletes that trained with him in the gym and went through battles together.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? His biggest dream is to be a big name in the UFC and he’s been giving 110% of himself in the preparation for the “Contender Series Brazil.” According to him, it’s been years of waiting for this moment and participating on the show is the biggest opportunity of his career and it can take him to the next level.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Colégio Estadual Dona Branca do Nascimento Miranda and Colégio Estadual Leôncio Correia

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ