Jairzinho Rosenstruik and Augusto Sakai will face off in the main event of UFC Fight Night on June 5, several people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting after reporting from Fight…
Sakai was originally scheduled to face Shamil Abdurakhimov on May 1, but according to sources this fight was canceled for undisclosed reasons. The UFC has yet to announce a location for the June Fight Night event.
Rosenstruik (11-2) will return to the Octagon less than four months after losing a five-round decision to Cyril Gein in February. The 33-year-old heavyweight contender won a second-round knockout victory over former champion Junior dos Santos before an offensive defeat.
Sakai (15-2-1) joined the UFC through Dana WhiteContender series and beat Chase Sherman, Andrei Arlovski, Marcin Tiebour and Blagiy Ivanov four times in a row before losing to longtime heavyweight veteran Alistair Overeem in his last Octagon appearance.