UFC Vegas 28 main event hosts a heavyweight battle between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai. Jairzinho is coming into UFC Vegas 28 from a loss against the undefeated heavyweight Ciryl Gane. The fighter got dominated in his last fight on February 28th earlier this year. Meanwhile, Augusto Sakai is coming off a defeat against Alistair Overeem via KO last September. Both the fighters will be looking to seal their victories and get back on the winning charts.
Rozenstruik is known for the power he can generate in his punches and one shot is all it takes for the Suriname fighter. Jairzinho will look to get a win against Sakai at UFC Vegas 28 and continue to fighting top-ranked fighters. He has fights against Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis where he failed to capitalize and win the fights. The heavyweight division is stacked.
Round 1: Rozenstruik takes the center and calls for a standup battle. Both the fighters trading low kicks. Sakai showing a lot of movement in his feet and continues to circle to his right. Sakai is waiting for the right time to take his shots. Sakai with another low leg kick, not a lot of action from the two fighters. Both of them looking to take things slowly. Jairzinho with a solid jab, not a lot of damage though. Sakai again with a low leg kick. Nothing big from Sakai so far.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik KOs Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 28
Not a lot of action from the center, but Rozenstruik looking to up the ante. While Sakai continues to circle the octagon, Rozenstruik looking to act as an aggressor. With less than two minutes to go, Jairzinho turns up the heat as he leads with a jab to the body. Bigi Boy with a huge swing and a miss. Good pressing from Jairzinho, as he scores two big right hand. Sakai has been dropped in the final seconds of the first round.
Rozenstruik with a couple shots while his opponent is on the floor, and the fight is stopped. Huge win for Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Result: Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Augusto Sakai via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:59