UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill now has a heavyweight bout lined up as Augusto Sakai will meet Sergey Spivak at the event.
Sitting just outside the top 15 of the heavyweight division, Spivak will look to have a number next to his name as he takes on #14 Sakai. Spivak (14-3-0) holds a UFC record of 5-3 and has collected wins over the likes of Tai Tuivasa, Jared Vanderaa, and Aleksei Oleinik. In his last outing, he put a stop to Greg Hardy via a first-round finish at UFC 272.
Serghei Spivac finishes Greg Hardy in the first round 😳
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 6, 2022
Sakai (15-4-1) holds 11 knockouts as a professional, including one over Chase Sherman and Marcin Tybura. Come August, he will walk into the octagon on a 3-fight losing skid following his most recent loss to Tai Tuivasa. Despite the skid, Sakai will look to get back in the win column and record his 16th victory as a professional.
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill is set to take place on August 6th and will feature a light heavyweight showdown between Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill as the main event of the evening.
Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill – 205 lbs
Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal – 170 lbs
Augusto Sakai vs. Sergey Spivak – 265 lbs
Miranda Granger vs. Cory McKenna – 115 lbs
Stephanie Egger vs. Mayra Bueno Silva – 135 lbs
Terrance McKinney vs. Erick Gonzalez – 155 lbs
Sam Alvey vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk – 185 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.