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UFC Fight Night 176: Overeem vs Sakai 09/05/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 176 Overeem vs Sakai 09-05-2020 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 176: Overeem vs Sakai 09/05/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is kicking off the month of September with a blockbuster fight card in UFC Fight Night 176. This event is set to happen this Saturday, September 5 at the closed-door venue of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Fans can get to watch the fights through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will put two heavyweights trying to improve their ranking to the Top 5. 6th rank heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem will be stepping inside the same cage as 9th ranked Augusto Sakai. The MMA veteran Alistair Overeem is picked by UFC Odds to take home the victory against Augusto Sakai after this day.

UFC Fight Night 176: Overeem vs Sakai 09/05/2020

When: Saturday, September 5, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 176: Overeem vs Sakai 09/05/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alistair Overeem -155 Augusto Sakai +135

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Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem is a 40-year-old veteran fighter that came all the way from Amsterdam, Netherlands. This heavyweight stands at six-foot-four and weights at 234 lbs. He trains and polishes his skills at the Elevation Fight Team. Overeem is carrying an outstanding 46-18 professional MMA record and this future hall of fame fighter has 24 wins through knockouts and 17 by decisions. He has been in the UFC since December 2011 and he is coming to this fight splitting his last six fights, 3-3. His last match happened just this May 2020 in UFC on ESPN 8 as he headlined the event battling Walt Harris. Overeem shocked his opponent in the second round and knocked him out in the three-minute mark. 

Augusto Sakai

Augusto Sakai is at his prime of 29-years-old and his hometown is located at Curitiba in Parana, Brazil. He stands at six-foot-four and is a heavy fighter at 260 lbs. His stable is at the Gile Ribeiro Team and Noguchi Team. Sakai now owns a professional MMA record of 15 wins and one loss. 11 of his victories were all from knockouts and he is coming to this fight against Overeem carrying an outstanding six-fight winning streak. His last loss was back in May 2017 and the last time he stepped in the cage was this May 2020 in UFC on ESPN 9. He went up against Blagoy Ivanov and the fight went a full three rounds with the judges split on their decision favoring Ivanov.

Overeem vs Sakai Betting Numbers

Record 46-18-0 15-1-1
Last Fight Win Win
Country Netherlands Brazil
Height 6’4″ 6’3″
Weight (lbs) 265 lbs 265 lbs
Reach (inches) 80″ 77″
Win by KO/TKO 52% 73%
Win by Submission 37% 0%
Decisions 11% 27%
Strikes landed per minute 3.66 5.45
Striking accuracy 63% 46%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.18 3.89
Striking defense 59% 55%
Takedown average 1.40 0.19
Takedown accuracy 54% 50%
Takedown defense 73% 83%
Submission average 0.90 0.00

Overeem vs Sakai Betting Picks

Heading to this matchup, Sakai may be the fighter with an impressive streak going on but it is seen by Online Betting that it is going to be safer to bet on the veteran fighter Alistair Overeem. This should finish probably in the second round with Overeem taking out Sakai with his powerful hands.