Augusto Sakai

Augusto Sakai

Personal Information

Full Name Augusto dos Santos Sakai
Date of Birth May 19, 1991
Age 31
Nationality Brazilian
Augusto Sakai: A Brief Biography

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.




Latest News Update for Augusto Sakai


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.


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Augusto Sakai Facts


Birth PlaceCuritiba, Parana, Brazil
Star SignTaurus
Age31
EducationColégio Estadual Dona Branca do Nascimento Miranda/ Colégio Estadual Leôncio Correia
MMA Debut2011
MMA Record16-5-1
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter




Early Life and Career


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's Career in UFC


UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik v Sakai Weigh-in
Augusto Sakai at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik v Sakai Weigh-in


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.


UFC Fight Night: Ivanov v Sakai
UFC Fight Night: Ivanov v Sakai


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 Record


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Win 16-5-1Don'Tale MayesDecision UFC Vegas 70February 25, 202335:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss15–5–1Sergey SpivakTKO (punches)UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. HillAugust 6, 202223:42Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss15–4–1Tai TuivasaKO (punches)UFC 269December 11, 202120:26Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss15–3–1Jairzinho RozenstruikTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. SakaiJune 5, 202114:59Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss15–2–1Alistair OvereemTKO (elbows and punches)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. SakaiSeptember 5, 202050:26Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win15–1–1Blagoy IvanovDecision (split)UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. BurnsMay 30, 202035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win14–1–1Marcin TyburaKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. GaethjeSeptember 14, 201910:59Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win13–1–1Andrei ArlovskiDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. HermanssonApril 27, 201935:00Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win12–1–1Chase ShermanTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. AndersSeptember 22, 201834:03São Paulo, Brazil
Win11–1–1Marcos ConradoTKO (punches)Dana White's Contender Series Brazil 1August 10, 201823:09Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–1–1Tiago CardosoTKO (punches)Imortal FC 7November 11, 201712:17São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Loss9–1–1Cheick KongoDecision (split)Bellator 179May 19, 201735:00London, England
Draw9–0–1Dan CharlesDraw (majority)Bellator 155May 20, 201635:00Boise, Idaho, United States
Win9–0Alex HuddlestonDecision (unanimous)Bellator 145November 6, 201535:00St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win8–0Daniel GallemoreTKO (retirement)Bellator 139June 26, 201525:00Mulvane, Kansas, United States
Win7–0Matt FremblingTKO (knees and punches)Bellator 122July 25, 201433:32Temecula, California, United States
Win6–0Edison LopesDecision (unanimous)Golden Fighters 8December 12, 201335:00Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Win5–0Rob HortonKO (knee)Bellator 94March 28, 201324:01Tampa, Florida, United States
Win4–0Arley SimettiKO (knee)Samurai FC 9: Water vs. FireDecember 15, 201212:04Curitiba, Brazil
Win3–0Dayvisson DanielTKO (punches)Evolution Fight Combat 3May 20, 201210:00Curitiba, Brazil
Win2–0Marcio FernandoTKO (punches)Power Fight Extreme 6November 19, 201110:35Curitiba, Brazil
Win1–0Cesar AlbertoKO (punches)Adventure Fighters TournamentOctober 15, 201111:54Curitiba, Brazil




Augusto Sakai's Most Popular Fights


Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai


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Augusto Sakai vs. Chase Sherman


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FAQs on Augusto Sakai



Q1. How many losses does Augusto Sakai have in the UFC?


Augusto Sakai has had four losses in the UFC.



Q2. How many fights has Augusto Sakai had in the UFC?


Augusto Sakai has had nine fights in the UFC so far.





*Last updated on February 26, 2023.

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