UFC Fight Night: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Augusto Sakai Betting Preview

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik is the -125 betting favorite over Augusto Sakai.
  • Sakai comes back as a +105 underdog coming off of his loss against Alistair Overeem.
  • Rozenstruik by knockout in the first round has +450 odds despite 8 of his 11 wins coming by first-round stoppage.

LAS VEGAS – Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai are both coming off of losses and will now fight each other on Saturday in an attempt to put themselves back in title contention. The two knockout artists rank inside the top 10 of the UFC Heavyweight rankings.

The Fight Likely Ends By KO

Both of these fighters are known for finishing their opponents. Rozenstruik has 10 knockouts in his 11 wins while Sakai has finished 11 of his 15 wins by knockout.

Also, UFC bettors should note this fight is in the UFC Apex, meaning the cage is more than 30% smaller than the regular cage which should result in more opportunities for these fighters to let their heavy hands fly.

Method of Victory Betting Odds

  • Rozenstruik By KO, TKO Or DQ +140
  • Sakai By KO, TKO Or DQ +260
  • Sakai By Decision Or Technical Decision +350
  • Rozenstruik By Decision Or Technical Decision +550
  • Draw Or Technical Draw +500
  • Sakai By Submission +1100
  • Rozenstruik By Submission +2500

Regardless of who wins, it’ll likely be by knockout and bettors may be more inclined to get some extra value on betting the specific method of victory.

Does Jairzinho or Augusto Get Their Hand Raised?

Rozenstruik has lost two of his last three fights but they have been to the champion, Francis Ngannou, and the No. 3 competitor Ciryl Gane. He has beaten Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, and Andrei Arlovski in his last three wins.

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Sakai is coming off of a loss against Overeem. He had faced Blagoy Ivanov, Marcin Tybura, and Arlovski previously, lesser competition than Rozenstruik and probably a large part as to why he’s the betting underdog on online sportsbooks.

By using MMA math, you could say Rozenstruik beat Overeem, Overeem beat Sakai, and therefore Rozenstruik beats Sakai, but it’s never that simple.

Rozenstruik vs Sakai Betting Odds

  • Rozenstruik -125
  • Sakai +105

The main difference between the two is between Sakai having some wrestling ability while Rozenstruik is strictly a stand-up striker and the fact that Rozenstruik has faced better competition. Whichever edge happens to prove supreme, bettors will have a chance to get some decent odds on their fighter of choice.