Heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai clash in UFC Vegas 28.
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai, also known as UFC Vegas 28, is a match-up of two fighters coming off losses. Yet a strong win for either man could bring a title chance within their grasp given the shifting nature of the division.
Rozenstruik, ranked seventh in the heavyweight division, has won one and lost one since he suffered a huge knockout at the significant hands of Francis Ngannou a year ago. He knocked out former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos before losing a unanimous decision to Ciryl Gane in five rounds back in February.
Brazilian Sakai returns after a loss – a fifth round TKO – to Alistair Overeem last September. He had been expected to fight Russian Shamil Abdurakhimov in May, only for the bout to be cancelled due to Abdurakhimov’s visa issues.
Heavyweights Walt Harris and Marcin Tybura will compete in the co-main event.
When is UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai?
The preliminary card gets underway at 6am AEDT on Sunday 6 June with eight fights at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card is scheduled to start at 9am AEDT with a further six bouts.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai
The broadcast home of UFC Fight Nights in Australia is ESPN. The preliminary card and the main card are all on the broadcaster. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, UFC Fight Pass and Fetch TV are all options for you to catch Rozenstruik vs Sakai. For more information, we have a UFC viewing guide.
Stream UFC Vegas 28 on Kayo
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How to watch UFC Vegas 28 via Foxtel Now
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Stream Rozenstruik vs Sakai with UFC Fight Pass
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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai full card
- Heavyweight: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Augusto Sakai
- Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs Marcin Tybura
- Middleweight: Roman Dolidze vs Laureano Staropoli
- Middleweight: Duško Todorović vs Gregory Rodrigues
- Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Miguel Baeza
- Middleweight: Tom Breese vs Antonio Arroyo
- Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs Nate Landwehr
- Featherweight: Sean Woodson vs Youssef Zalal
- Heavyweight: Tanner Boser vs Ilir Latifi
- Welterweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs Muslim Salikhov
- Welterweight: Alan Patrick vs Mason Jones
- Women’s Flyweight: Manon Fiorot vs Maryna Moroz
- Women’s Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa vs Ariane Lipski
- Lightweight: Claudio Puelles vs Jordan Leavitt
Who will win UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai?
Sakai has built a solid record, beating the likes of Andrei Arlovski, Chase Sherman, Marcin Tybura and Blagoy Ivanov, but Rozenstruik looks the winner here.
For the Brazilian to have any chance he needs to either take it to the ground or, as Gane did against Rozenstruik in February, stay outside and make it a technical fight.
Watch for the heavy hands of Surinamese Rozenstruik to make light work of his younger opponent if he gets the fight on his terms.
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