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Augusto Sakai

Heavyweight Division

16-5-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Augusto Sakai

athlete record


Learn more about Augusto Sakai's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Curitiba, Brazil
Trains at
Gile Ribeiro - Curitiba, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 23, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2011

  • Eleven wins by KO

  • Lone pre-UFC loss via split decision to UFC vet Cheick Kongo in May 2017

  • Has won seven of his last 11

  • Six first round finishes

UFC Fight Night (2/25/23) Sakai won a three round unanimous decision over Don'Tale Mayes 

UFC on ESPN (8/6/22) Sakai was stopped by Serghei Spivac via strikes at 3:42 of the second round

UFC 269 (12/11/21) Sakai was knocked out by Tai Tuivasa at :26 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Sakai was stopped by Jairzinho Rozenstruik via strikes at 4:59 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/5/20) Sakai was stopped by Alistair Overeem via strikes at :26 of the fifth round

UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Sakai won a three round split decision over Blagoy Ivanov

UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Sakai knocked out Marcin Tybura at :59 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Sakai won a three round split decision over Andrei Arlovski

UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Sakai stopped Chase Sherman via strikes at 4:03 of the third round


Dana White's Contender Series, Brazil

On episode one, Sakai stopped Marcos Conrado Jr. via strikes at 3:09 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? He had a calm childhood, rode skateboards, played soccer and studied. He first discovered martial arts at school. When he was 14 years old, he saw a Muay Thai presentation, enjoyed it and decided to practice it, By the age of 18, he participated in his first competition: an amateur Muay Thai event in Curitiba. He fought against a professional athlete and won by judges’ decision. When he was 21 years old, he started training Jiu-Jitsu and the transition to MMA became a natural process.

Do you have any heroes? The athletes that trained with him in the gym and went through battles together.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? His biggest dream is to be a big name in the UFC and he’s been giving 110% of himself in the preparation for the “Contender Series Brazil.” According to him, it’s been years of waiting for this moment and participating on the show is the biggest opportunity of his career and it can take him to the next level.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Colégio Estadual Dona Branca do Nascimento Miranda and Colégio Estadual Leôncio Correia

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ