Augusto Sakai is a 31-year-old mixed martial artist from Brazil competing in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Sakai formerly competed in the Bellator MMA.
Augusto Sakai won his last fight against Don'Tale Mayes via a unanimous decision for UFC Vegas 70 on February 25, 2023, at the UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Augusto dos Santos Sakai discovered Muay Thai in school when he was 14. He saw a presentation that he enjoyed and decided to practice.
He had his first amateur fight in Muay Thai against a professional athlete when he was 18. Sakai won the fight via decision.
Augusto Sakai started training in Jiu-Jitsu when he was 21 and slowly transitioned into mixed martial arts.
Sakai made his professional debut on October 15, 2011, against Cesar Alberto and won the fight via knockout.
He made his first promotional debut in Bellator MMA on March 28, 2013, and defeated Rob Horton via knockout.
Augusto Sakai made his octagon debut on September 12, 2018, against Chase Sherman and won the fight via technical knockout.
Sakai faced Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson and won the fight via decision.
On September 14, 2019, Sakai faced Marcin Tybura and won the fight via knockout.
For UFC on ESPN 9, Sakai faced Blagoy Ivanov and won the fight via decision.
Augusto Sakai lost his first UFC on September 5, 2020, for UFC Vegas 9 against Alistair Overeem. Sakai lost the fight via technical knockout.
On June 5, 2021, Sakai faced Jairzinho Rozenstruik and lost the fight via a technical knockout.
At UFC 269, Sakai faced Tai Tuivasaand lost the fight via knockout in the second round.
Augusto Sakai faced Sergey Spivak on August 6, 2022, and lost the fight via technical knockout.
Sakai, for his last fight, faced Don'Tale Mayes and won the fight via unanimous decision.
Augusto Sakai has had four losses in the UFC.
Augusto Sakai has had nine fights in the UFC so far.
*Last updated on February 26, 2023.