UFC Vegas 59: Sergey Spivak Wears Down, Pounds Out Augusto Sakai

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Sergey Spivac and Augusto Sakai, UFC Vegas 59
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 06: (R-L) Serghei Spivac of Moldova punches Augusto Sakai of Brazil in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Brazilian heavyweight Augusto Sakai was looking to snap a three-fight skid when he took on Sergey Spivak at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday night.

Ahead of the fight, Sakai had made the move to American Top Team in Florida. But it was Moldova’s Spivac he came prepared with the perfect game plan.

It was Spivac landing an early takedown care of a trip, though Sakai was back to his feet quickly. Spivac caught the Brazilian in a guillotine on the way up, but didn’t have it. He did have another takedown a moment later though, and managed to isolate an arm, land an elbow, and a left hand. Sakai finally scrambled to the fence, but gave up his back, with Spivac getting a hook in. Sakai still managed to regain his footing, only to be dragged back down. Moments later, it was back up, then back down as Spivac landed another trip.

Spivak, from the back, was able to land some hammer fists and punches to the ear. Sakai again made it to the fence, powering up and landing some knees in the clinch. But on the feet, in Sakai’s wheelhouse, it was Spivak landing a clean right hand.

A bloodied Sakai was taken down early again in the second, and when he did get back up, it wasn’t for long. Sakai again gave up his back while on his knees, looking for a way up. That allowed Spivac to land some more shots, and before long, he’d done enough to force the ref to call it.

Official Result: Sergey Spivak def. Augusto Sakai by TKO, Round 2, 3:42

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