Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai fight preview

UFC Fight Night 176: Overeem vs. Sakai is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 5, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem will take on Augusto Sakai in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 176 card.

In this post, we will break down Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 40-year-old, Alistair Overeem is coming in with a 46-18-0 (1 NC) record. Overeem will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Walt Harris at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris in May.

Sakai, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Blagoy Ivanov on May 16, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns and holds a 15-1-1 record.

Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai
40
Age
29
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 3″
265 lbs.
Weight
265 lbs.
80″
Reach
77″
46-18-0 (1 NC)
Record
15-1-1
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Alistair Overeem has an orthodox fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 29-year-old, Augusto Sakai is an orthodox fighter with a 77″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Alistair Overeem:
→ Overeem’s striking accuracy is 63%.
→ Overeem lands 3.66 significant strikes per minute.
→ Overeem’s takedown accuracy is 54%.
→ Overeem’s takedown average is 1.40 per 15 minutes.
→ Overeem’s takedown defense is 73%.

Overeem comes in with 63% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.66 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Sakai fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 5.45 significant strikes per minute. Alistair Overeem also has a 54% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.40 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Sakai’s 0.19 takedowns and 83% takedown accuracy.

Augusto Sakai:
→ Sakai’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Sakai lands 5.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Sakai’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Sakai’s takedown average is 0.19 per 15 minutes.
→ Sakai’s takedown defense is 83%.

Augusto spent on average 11:10 minutes in the Octagon and Alistair has an average fight time of 7:02 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 176 is live in , who do you think will win, Alistair or Augusto? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 176: Overeem vs. Sakai
Date
September 5, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai

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