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Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai Set for June 5 Headliner – MMA Root



Two greats will collide on June 5 when Jairzinho Rozenstruik meets Augusto Sakai in the main event.

As Combate originally reported, both Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai will have a chance to return to the victory column when the two meet in June. This will be the second consecutive main event for both fighters.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is currently the No. 6 heavyweight in the world rankings and has gone 5-2 so far in the UFC. The 33-year-old has wins over Andrei Arlovski, Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos. With two wins over former UFC champions on his résumé, Rozenstruik will no doubt love putting the word “champion” next to his own name one day. Rozenstruik had a setback in achieving this goal in his last outing, which saw “Bigi Boy” on the losing side by unanimous decision against Ciryl Gane in February. In June, Rozenstruik will have a chance to get back on track against Sakai to avoid losing twice in a row for the first time in his career.

Augusto Sakai, 29, is also ranked within the top 10 of the UFC heavyweight division at No. 9. So far in his three-year UFC career, Sakai has only tasted defeat once, which was in his most recent outing against Alistair Overeem in September 2020. Some names Sakai has defeated are Andre Arlovski, Marcin Tybura and Blagoy Ivanov. 11 of Sakai’s 15 career victories have been by KO / TKO, and 10 of Rozenstruik’s 11 victories have been by the same method. So most likely someone will go to sleep when these two meet inside the Octagon, and they won’t be the fans.

With this main event now established, the current lineup for the June 5 Fight Night card is as follows:

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai

Miguel Baeza vs Santiago Ponizinibbio

Muslim Salikhov against Francisco Trinaldo

Marcin Tybura vs. Walt Harris

Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi

Antonio Arroyo vs. Tom Breese

Manon Fiorot vs. Maryna Moroz

Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal

Montana de la Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski

Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic

Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Dolidze

Who predicts will win this heavyweight main event between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai?

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