Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai fight preview

UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Blagoy “Baga” Ivanov will take on Augusto Sakai in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 9 card.

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

The 33-year-old, Blagoy Ivanov is coming in with a 18-3-0 (1 NC) record. Ivanov will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Derrick Lewis at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz in November.

Sakai, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Marcin Tybura on November 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje and holds a 14-1-1 record.

Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai
33
Age
29
5′ 11″
Height
6′ 3″
250 lbs.
Weight
265 lbs.
73″
Reach
77″
18-3-0 (1 NC)
Record
14-1-1
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Blagoy Ivanov has an southpaw fighting stance with a 73″ 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.

Ivanov comes in with 38% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.09 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Sakai fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 5.51 significant strikes per minute. Blagoy Ivanov also has a 62% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.07 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Sakai’s 0.24 takedowns and 88% takedown accuracy.

Augusto spent on average 10:32 minutes in the Octagon and Blagoy has an average fight time of 17:30 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 9 is live in , who do you think will win, Blagoy or Augusto? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns
Date
May 30, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai

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