After turning heads on Dana White’s Contender Collection to safe a UFC contract, Sakai (15-2-1) combating out of Curitiba, Brazil instantly started ascending the heavyweight ladder. All through his Octagon run he has earned memorable wins towards Blagoy Ivanov, Andrei Arlovski and Chase Sherman. Sakai now has his sights set on benefiting from his second UFC major occasion by netting the largest victory of his profession to enter the heavyweight high 5.
KO artist Harris (13-9 1NC) combating out of Birmingham, Ala. is gunning for an additional highlight-reel end to cement his standing as one of many high heavyweights on this planet. The heavy-handed striker has completed every of his profession wins, together with standout performances towards Aleksei Oleinik, Sergey Spivak and Chase Sherman. Harris now seems to be to ship a message with one other thrilling KO.
Tybura (21-6) combating out of Uniejow, Poland enters his fifth 12 months on the UFC roster using a formidable four-fight win streak. Coming off a Efficiency of the Night time incomes win over Greg Hardy in December, he has additionally delivered notable victories over Ben Rothwell, Stefan Struve and Andrei Arlovski. Tybura now goals to proceed his momentum by taking out one other hard-hitting contender.
Roman Dolidze (8-1) combating out of Batumi, Georgia faces Laureano Staropoli (9-3) combating out of La Plata, Argentina, who’s stepping in for injured Alessio Di Chirico at middleweight. Welterweight veteran Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-4) combating out of Coconut Creek, Fla. goals to turn into the primary fighter to cease undefeated Miguel Baeza (10-0) combating out of Davie, Fla.
Dusko Todorovic (10-1) combating out of Belgrade, Serbia squares off with substitute Gregory Rodrigues (9-3) combating out of Los Angeles, who’s changing injured Maki Pitolo at middleweight. Tom Breese (12-3) combating out of Birmingham, England meets Antonio Arroyo (9-4) combating out of Belem, Para, Brazil in a conflict of middleweight strikers.
Makwan Amirkhani (16-5) combating out of Turku, Finland by means of Kurdistan locks horns with substitute Kamuela Kirk (11-4) combating out of Peoria, Ariz. at featherweight, on account of an damage sustained by Nate Landwehr. Montana De La Rosa (11-6-1) combating out of Fort Value, Texas faces Ariane Lipski (13-6) combating out of Curitiba, Brazil in a girls’s flyweight contest.
Tanner Boser (19-7-1) combating out of Edmonton, Alta., Canada meets Ilir Latifi (15-8 1NC) combating out of Malmo, Sweden in a battle of budding heavyweight contenders. Francisco Trinaldo (26-7) combating out of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil makes his welterweight debut when he takes on Muslim Salikhov (17-2) combating out of Buynaksk, Dagestan, Russia.
Alan Patrick (15-3) combating out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil goals to return to his successful methods towards Mason Jones (10-1) combating out of Blaenavon, Wales at light-weight. Manon Fiorot (6-1) combating out of Good, France seems to be to construct off the momentum of her spectacular debut when she takes on powerful Maryna Moroz (10-3) combating out of Volnogorsk, Ukraine at flyweight.
Sean Woodson (7-1) combating out of St. Louis, Mo. takes on Youssef Zalal (10-4) combating out of Englewood, Colo. by means of Casablanca, Morocco in a conflict of promising featherweights. Claudio Puelles (10-2) combating out of Lima, Peru hopes handy unbeaten Jordan Leavitt (8-0) combating out of Las Vegas, Nev. his first profession loss in a light-weight bout.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Government Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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