Blagoy Ivanov is coming into the bout here standing at 5’11” and 257 pounds. What is impressive is for his height is Ivanov has a 73 inch reach. That will definitely help him in getting some good reaches in for the bout here.
For his part Ivanov is coming in with the southpaw stance. When it comes to his fighting style Ivanov has not really declared a single style, but is more along the multiple styles. In his last 5 games Ivanov has had a variety of fights with 3 wins all by unanimous decision, but also 2 losses by decision as well.
Sakai is coming into the fight here standing at 6’3” with the height advantage, but only has a one pound advantage at 258 pounds. When it comes to the reach Sakai has the advantage with that as well at 77 inches and that will definitely help him out quite a bit more.
In this bout Sakai is coming into the bout as a true striker, but also using the Orthodox style stance that does not open him up as much as a southpaw. However, his striker style is coming in rather good as well which is going to help him in getting more blows each time that he lands the punch.
The last 5 fights for Augusto have all been wins. When it comes to those fights he has won 4 of them by a TKO/KO on the day. The only fight that Sakai came even close to losing was a split decision that happened in 2019.
This is going to be a great fight here and it will be one that is hard to call. Both of the fighters are highly favored and definitely a couple of fighters that will be able to put on a show. Look for Sakai to avoid the fists that are coming from Ivanov in the bout here and be able to lock down the win by the TKO/KO in the fight here. Final Match Winner, Augusto Sakai.