Surinamese heavyweight striker Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s lackluster main event vs….

Surinamese heavyweight forward Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s lackluster main event against Ciryl Gane in February did not deter the UFC from making him a headliner again. . Sakai was supposed to fight Shamil Abdurakhimov on May 1, but obviously that was dropped. ⠀ ⠀ Rozenstruik (10-2) immediately caused a stir in the UFC with his knockouts of Junior Albini and Allen Crowder. After quickly knocking out former champion Andrei Arlovski, Rozenstruik stepped up to the main event against Alistair Overeem and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a lip-smacking knockout in the dying seconds of the final round. Against Francis Ngannou, Rozenstruik was knocked out in 20 seconds but bounced back to stop Junior dos Santos. Gane’s fight definitely happened and he definitely lost. ⠀ ⠀ Sakai (15-2-1) saw his unbeaten UFC record come to an end against Overeem in August. The Brazilian started off well but gradually faded as Overeem asserted his dominance on the pitch, ultimately losing by TKO in the fifth round. He had knockout victories over Chase Sherman and Marcin Tybura, as well as split decisions over Andrei Arlovski and Blagoi Ivanov. Clashes for this UFC Fight Night card include Ilir Latifi vs. Tanner Boser, Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura, Miguel Baeza vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Muslim Salikhov vs. Francisco Trinaldo. No details of the venue or the broadcast have been announced. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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