By David Limbaugh

Alistair Overeem vs Augusto Sakai UFC Vegas 9 Heavyweight Bout Odds, Prediction & Pick 9/5/20

Alistair Overeem will meet Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 9 Heavyweight Bout on Saturday September 5th, 2020 at the Arena: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV United States.

UFC Vegas 9 Heavyweight Bout

Alistair Overeem vs Augusto Sakai

Date: Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Kick Off: 10:15p ET

Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas NV, USA

TV: ESPN+

 

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MATCHUP STATS
Alistair OvereemUFC Vegas 9Augusto Sakai
-170Betting Odds+140
46-18-0, 1NC Record 15-1-1
United Kingdom CountryBrazil
6' 4" Height 6' 3"
265.00 LB Weight 265.00 LB
80 in Reach 77 in
44.5 in Leg Reach 42 in
52% KO/TKO 79%
37%SUB 0%
11%DEC 21%
8:47 AVG Fight Time 11:16
0.9 Knockdown AVG 0.33

Alistair Overeem will meet Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 9 Heavyweight Bout on Saturday September 5th, 2020 at the Arena: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV United States.

Alistair Overeem -170

Alistair Overeem has a current record of 46-18 winning 52% of his fights by KO. Overeem has split his last six fights and in his last bout comes from beating Walt Harris by knockout in the UFC second round over ESPN 8.

After a frustrating loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik last year, he has redeemed himself with this victory having a dominant performance. Overeem has a chance to win two fights in a single year for the first time since 2017.

Overeem is nearly 40 years old, but he's still fierce on his feet with powerful combinations on his hands and good knees in a muddled fight. With deep kickboxing experience, Overeem has some of the best body kicks and use of the knees in MMA and with a single punch he can knock you down.

He is also a well polished fighter and has eight career wins via guillotine snatch. The BUT is on Overeem's chin, as 14 of his 18 career losses have come by knockout. Still, Overeem could easily be on a four-fight winning streak, so his age stands alone in numbers.

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Augusto Sakai +140

Augusto Sakai currently holds a 15-1-1 record winning 73% of his fights by knockout. Sakai has won each of his last six fights and in his last bout he comes from beating Blagoy Ivanov by UFC split decision over ESPN 9.

Sakai is now 4-0 under the UFC banner and has a chance to catch up. really in a good position here. Sakai is 29 years old and comes from boxing, seeing his 17 fights end by knockout or decision.

He has power in his hands and is effective both in melee and with his throw and attack. The BUT about Sakai is that he can be a bit careless when attacking and is not the fastest with his hands.

We also have to see Sakai take advantage of his running game as he defended two of three takedown attempts in his last fight.

 

PICK: Alistair Overeem to Win @ -170

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By David Limbaugh, on 1 Oct 2020, at 9:09p ET