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UFC on ESPN 9: Ivanov vs Sakai 05/30/2020 Betting Odds, UFC Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 9 Ivanov vs Sakai 05-30-2020 Betting Odds UFC Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC on ESPN 9: Ivanov vs Sakai 05/30/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to make progress by having their last fight card in May through UFC on ESPN 9. This event will be again held in a closed-door venue at the UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 30. Fans can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass and inquire for a Pay Per View to watch the fights. In the main event, they have the former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley going up against Gilbert Burns. Also, expect heavyweight action when Blagoy Ivanov goes into the cage with Agusto Sakai. In this match, UFC Betting Odds forecasts a victory by Agusto Sakai against Blagoy Ivanov.

UFC on ESPN 9: Ivanov vs Sakai 05/30/2020

When: Saturday, May 30, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 9: Ivanov vs Sakai 05/30/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Blagoy Ivanov -115 Augusto Sakai -115

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Blagoy Ivanov

Blagoy Ivanov is a 33-year-old professional MMA heavyweight fighter that came from Sofia, Bulgaria. “Baga” stands at five-foot-eleven and fights out of SL Absolute Bulgaria who owns an 18-3 professional record. He splits his wins three-way from six wins, three submissions and six decisions. Ivanov made his name known to fight in World Series of Fighting and Professional Fighters League before entering the UFC. He made his debut in the world’s most prestigious MMA organization back in July 2018. His first match in the UFC was a loss against former champion Junior dos Santos but he made it up by winning his next two matches against Ben Rothwell and Tai Tuivasa. Baga’s last professional bout was in November 2019 where he lost against Derrick Lewis.

Augusto Sakai

Augusto Sakai is a 29-year-old Brazillian MMA fighter that hails from Curitiba, Parana. He stands at six-foot-four and trains in Gile Ribeiro Team and Noguchi Team. This heavyweight fighter currently has a 14-1 professional MMA record with 11 of his wins coming from knockouts. Sakai had some stints in Bellator and Imortal FC before being discovered in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in Brazil where he took down Marcos Conrado with a TKO in the 3:09 mark in the second round. He made his MMA debut against Chase Sherman and he knocked him out prior to the last bell in UFC Fight Night 137 back in September 2018. He then went on to win two more bouts facing Andrei Arlovski and Marcin Tybura before heading to his next fight against Ivanov.

Ivanov vs Sakai Betting Numbers

Ivanov
Sakai
Record 18-3-0 (1 NC) 14-1-1
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Bulgaria Brazil
Height 5’11” 6’4″
Weight (lbs) 251 265
Reach (inches)
Win by KO/TKO 33% 79%
Win by Submission 33% 0%
Decisions 33% 21%
Strikes landed per minute 3.09 5.51
Striking accuracy 38% 46%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.93 3.77
Striking defense 55% 57%
Takedown average 1.07 0.24
Takedown accuracy 62% 50%
Takedown defense 75% 88%
Submission average 0.2 0

Ivanov vs Sakai Betting Picks

Blagoy Ivanov may be unpredictable on how to finish his fights but against Agusto Sakai, he is considered the underdog by Online Sportsbook. The power in the striking hands of Sakai will be too much for Ivanov to hands and with his skills to elude the defense, expect him to take this match standing up.