Stance: Orthodox
Division: Heavyweight
Height: 6' 3"
Reach: 77"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 265 lbs.
Team: Gile Ribeiro Team
Nationality: Curitiba, Brazil
Age: 31


Wins by KO: 11



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1150
Significant Strikes Landed: 557


Takedowns Attempted: 3
Takedowns Landed: 1


Augusto Sakai is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight division. He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on March 21, 1989. He began training as an amateur MMA fighter at a very young age and won multiple fights before making his professional debut in 2009.

Sakai has been fighting professionally since 2009 and has competed for major promotions such as Jungle Fight, Shark Fights, Taura MMA and Pancrase Impact Japan. During this time he earned impressive victories over some of the best fighters from around the world such as Rolles Gracie Jr., Lee Eun-suk and former UFC contender Soa Palelei. His last win before signing with the UFC came against Antonio Silva for the vacant Jungle Fight Heavyweight Title which did not put him into title contention but certainly opened up doors to new opportunities with major promotion companies across all of combat sports including the UFC itself.

His rise to stardom on one of combat sports’ top promotional companies began when he signed with them back in April 2017 after amassing an impressive record of 13 wins out of 15 fights that were contested within two years alone prior to joining their league roster; many claimed him to be one of Brazil’s hottest prospects at the time due to his aggressive style which was compared quite frequently by fans & pundits alike to former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum during his early days inside Pride FC or even Anderson Silva during his WEC days – it didn’t take too long for Sakai’s potential to be noticed by high ranking executives who decided it would be wise decision sign him on a full time basis shortly afterwards whereupon he made immediate impact immediately by winning four out five bouts taking place under their banner (most memorable being his first round TKO victory against Andrei Arlovski). Being just 30 years old & already possessing solid experience combined with proven track record makes Augusto Sakai one fighter that every single fan should keep an eye out due given fact that he could potentially become one new faces next generation stars representing sport worldwide long term basis especially considering fact future looks bright for athlete himself seeing how no signs slowing down anytime soon – if anything actually opposite true!

Fight History

Augusto Sakai: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 25, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Krylov vs. Spann
Serghei Spivac
Augusto Sakai: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:42
Sat. Aug 06, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill
Tai Tuivasa
Augusto Sakai: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 0:26
Sat. Dec 11, 2021
UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Augusto Sakai: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Jun 05, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai
Alistair Overeem
Augusto Sakai: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 5
Sat. Sep 05, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai
Blagoy Ivanov
Augusto Sakai: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 30, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns
Marcin Tybura
Augusto Sakai: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Sep 14, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje