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Report: Jairzinho Rozenstruik to Battle Augusto Sakai Next

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (image via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

It looks like the UFC has booked another main event for its summer schedule, as it’s being reported Jairzinho Rozenstruik will take on fellow heavyweight contender, Augusto Sakai.

Both heavyweights are looking to get back on track, as Rozenstruik is coming off a decision loss to Ciryl Gane, and Sakai was stopped by Alistair Overeem.

MMA Fighting is reporting, following an initial report from Combate, that sources say  Rozenstruik and Sakai will fight in the headliner of a June 5th card. The location and venue for the event has yet to be announced by the UFC.

Prior to Rozenstruik’s (11-2) loss to Gane this past February, he stopped Junior dos Santos last August. The experienced kickboxer is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.

Sakai (15-2-1), meanwhile, had won six in a row before his loss to Overeem, which took place in September.

Currently Rozenstruik is ranked #6 in the UFC’s heavyweight division and Sakai is #9.

posted by FCF Staff @ 5:41 pm
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