UFC on ESPN 40: Sakai vs Spivak 08/06/2022 Preview, Fight Analysis and Spread

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UFC on ESPN 40 Sakai vs Spivak 08-06-2022 Preview Fight Analysis and Spread

UFC on ESPN 40: Sakai vs Spivak 08/06/2022 – The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada is going to be packed with UFC fans this weekend. For those who are unable to make it to the venue, the fights will be streamed online with the UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View. A list of exciting bouts is lined up with top fighters competing in their respective divisions. One such interesting battle will take place between Augusto Sakai and Sergey Spivak. Both fighters will enter the octagon to exchange fists under the Heavyweight division. Based on the UFC betting tipsters, a victory for Sergey Spivak lies ahead as Auguston Sakai is predicted as the underdog.

UFC on ESPN 40: Sakai vs Spivak 08/06/2022

When: Saturday, August 6, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: ESPN+
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 40: Sakai vs Spivak 08/06/2022 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Augusto Sakai +250 Sergey Spivak -300

Main Card

Augusto Sakai

Augusto Sakai will enter the octagon with a record of 15-4-1. He is a tough fighter but he is riding a three-fight losing streak under the UFC banner. Sakai came off a huge victory in his career against Chase Sherman back in 2018. Sakai went on to defeat Andrei Arlovski, Marcin Tybura, and Blagoy Ivanov. Things fell apart for Sakai when he was knocked out by Alistair Overeem, Tai Tuivasa, and Jairziho Rozenstruik. Sakai is desperate for a victory to break his losing skid. Sakai will need to be careful against his tough opponent who is holding a similar record. This is not going to be easy for the Brazilian fighter.

Sergey Spivak

Sergey Spivak has a 14-3-0 record and is known as the “Polar Bear” in the ring. The Moldovan fighter seems to be in the prime of his career and he is all set to pick up some important victories. Despite his effort, Spivak came off some defeats against tough opponents. Spivak lost to Tybura back in 202 but he managed to rebound well and take out Carlos Felipe. In 2021, he defeated Jared Vanderaa and Alexey Oleynik. However, he was knocked out later on by Tom Aspinall. Spivak can be ruthless, especially after his last knockout success against Greg Hardy in his last bout in March.

Sakai vs Spivak Betting Numbers

Sakai
Spivak
Record 15-4-1 14-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil Moldova
Height 6′ 3″ 6′ 3″
Weight (lbs) 265 lbs. 260 lbs.
Reach (in) 77″ 78″
Win by KO/TKO 73% 43%
Win by Submission 0% 43%
Decisions 27% 14%
Strikes landed per minute 5.04 3.79
Striking accuracy 48% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.09 3.22
Striking defense 49% 54%
Takedown average 0.14 3.29
Takedown accuracy 33% 60%
Takedown defense 68% 70%
Submission average 0.0 0.2

Sakai vs Spivak Betting Picks

The best UFC betting predictions are in favor of Sergey Spivak to win this fight against Augusto Sakai. Spivak has good grappling skills that can help him and the odds will be in his favor to win via decision.