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Overeem Chalk to Sakai in Saturday UFC Fight Night Main Event

Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai FC Fight Night Betting Preview

On the whole, it would be difficult to find a more popular fighter than Alistair Overeem.  Fans love his long record of excellence and versatility.  The only thing missing from Overeem’s resume is a UFC heavyweight title.  He did get one championship shot four years ago.  However, that ended in UFC betting failure.  Ever since then Overeem has strived for another chance.  Quietly making his own quest for a title belt is Augusto Sakai.  It is true that he isn’t as well-known as Sakai.  But that could quickly change come Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night Overeem vs. Sakai:  Main Event Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: ESPN+

Overeem vs. Sakai CashBet Odds

Fighter ML
Overeem -145
Sakai +125
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#6 Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem vs. #9 Augusto Sakai CashBet Overview

On this occasion, the public will bet its hero Overeem into a UFC bet favorite.  This could leave Sakai as the superior wagering value.  Indeed, Sakai has been in better form.  In spite of that, he finds himself an underdog against Overeem.  To be exact there is the possibility of an overlay here.

Alistair Overeem Profile and Record

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, age 40, has a versatile resume.  Additionally, he has Dream K-1 and World Grand Prix heavyweight championships.  Overeem has big-time wins with the Bitcoin sportsbook odds.  Fabricio Arlovski, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, and Brock Lesner have all lost to Overeem.  Overeem is one of only two fighters to hold another distinction.  Simultaneously he was champion of MMA and K-1 Kickboxing.  Overeem fights out of Amsterdam, Netherlands.  And is a native of London, England.  His fighting style is that of a striker.  Overeem is ranked sixth in the UFC heavyweight class.

Record:  46-18-1 NC, Country: United Kingdom, Height: six feet, four inches, Weight: 260 pounds, Reach: 80 inches, Leg Reach:  44.5 inches, Win By KO/TKO:  51% Submission:  38%, Decision:   11%, Average Fight Time: 8:47, Knockdown Average:  0.9, Significant Strikes landed per minute:  3.65, Significant Strikes:  73%, Absorbed per minute: 4.65 Defense:  59%,

Grappling take down average:  0.6, Takedown Accuracy:  25%, Takedown Defense: 73, Submission Average:  0.3

Augusto Sakai Profile and Record

Namely Augusto Sakai, age 29, is a native of Brazil where he still resides.  He is ranked ninth in the UFC heavyweight division.  Sakai previously competed with the Sportsbook odds in Bellator MMA.  Correspondingly he is a striker.

Record:  15-1-1, Country: Brazil, Height: six feet, three inches, Weight: 265 pounds, Reach: 77 inches, Leg Reach:  42 inches, Win By KO/TKO:  79%, Submission:  0%, Decision:  21%, Average Fight Time:  11:16, Knockdown Average:  0.33, Significant Strikes landed per minute:  5.46, Significant Strikes:  45%, Absorbed per minute: 6.75, Defense:  55%, Grappling take down average:  0.33%, Takedown Accuracy:  50%, Takedown Defense: 83%, Submission Average:  0

Alistair Overeem Recent Form

Last time out for Alistair Overeem was on May 16, 2020, against Walt Harris.  UFC on ESPN in Jacksonville, Florida was the event.  Alistair was the MMA betting winner in a second-round technical knockout.  Of major concern is that Overeem lost three of his previous five fights before that.  Specifically, his heavyweight title bout loss to Stipe Miocic on September 10, 2016, began a decline.

Augusto Sakai Recent Form

Late on Augusto Sakai is riding a six-bout online sportsbook winning streak.  His last time in the octagon was May 30, 2020, against Blagoy Ivanov.  UFC on ESPN at Las Vegas, Nevada was the event.  Sakai scored a split decision win.

Previously Sakai faced Marcin Tybura on September 14, 2019, at UFC Fight Night.  Vancouver British Columbia was the venue.  Sakai scored a first-round knockout win.

Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai CashBet Free Picks

In this situation Overeem is overpriced.  Sakai combines ability and price.  It follows that Sakai has also been in better form.  Overeem is rightfully respected for his past.  But the future is with Sakai.

Overeem vs. Sakai CASHBET Best Bet:  Augusto Sakai


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