UFC Fight Night kicks off this weekend from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ET. There is a main card six bout highlighted by the women’s flyweight bout between #14 Augusto Sakai and Sergey Spivac.
Spivac (14-3), the Polar Bear, is really starting to find himself as a striker. Two of his last three wins have been by stoppages from hitting. Of course one of those was against former NFL player Greg Hardy, who doesn’t have much of a chin. However, Spivac’s recent surge made him a big -280 favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Sakai (15-4-1) is on a losing streak for the first time in his career and there are fears that his confidence will wane. His last win came against Blagov Ivanov on the Fight Night card on May 30, 2020. He is a +235 underdog.
How to watch Augusto Sakai vs. Sergey Spivac
Date: Saturday, August 6
Battle time: Main card starts at 10pm ET
Live broadcast: ESPN+
Split: 76% hold on Spivac, 83% stake on Sakai
I’m surprised the odds aren’t closer to this fight. Sakai has ground defenses that might keep this fight going and if that’s the case, he’s still better than Spivac. Spivac needs to get an early takedown and empty some of Sakai’s gas tanks to get his best shot. If Sakai can stuff it, he’ll win this one and keep a lot of underdog bettors happy.
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