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Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Augusto Sakai – Heavyweight Division
Jairzinho Rozenstruik (-120)
Walt Harris vs Marcin Tybura – Heavyweight Division
Walt Harris (-170)
Roman Dolidze vs Laureano Staropoli – Middleweight Division
Roman Dolidze (-135)
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Miguel Baeza – Welterweight Division
Santiago Ponzinibbio (+100)
Dusko Todorovic vs Gregory Rodrigues – Middleweight Division
Dusko Todorovic (-165)
Tom Breese vs Antonio Arroyo – Middleweight Division
Tom Breese (-240)
|UFC Fight Night Information|
|Event||UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai|
|Location||UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada|
|Time||Saturday, June 5, 5 PM EST|
|How to watch||ESPN, TSN5, ESPN+|
|Jairzinho Rozenstruik||TALE OF THE TAPE||Augusto Sakai|
|6 ft. 2 in.||Height||6 ft. 4 in.|
|78 in.||Reach||77 in.|
After winning his first four fights in a row for the UFC, including a huge knockout win over legend Alistair Overeem, Jairzinho Rozenstruik did what most people don’t: he called out Francis Ngannou.
The two heavyweights fought at UFC 249 last May and Ngannou ended up knocking Rozenstruik out in the first 20-seconds of the bout.
Rozenstruik bounced back in a big way, however, as he next fought former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 252 last August. Rozenstruik earned a second-round TKO victory over the former champion.
His momentum was halted once again, though, in his most recent fight this past February. Rozenstruik took on rising heavyweight Ciryl Gane and found himself on the losing end of a unanimous decision.
The Surinamese fighter is a former professional kickboxer who had a record of 76-8-1. He is a former WLF Super Heavyweight Tournament champion.
He splits his time training at his own gym Team Bigi Boy as well as with American Top Team with coach Michael Babb.
He has been fighting professionally in the sport of mixed martial arts since 2012 and is currently ranked as the sixth-best heavyweight in the division.
He will have a one-inch reach advantage this Saturday night despite being two inches shorter than his opponent.
Just like his opponent, Augusto Sakai began his UFC career with four straight wins. During that time, he defeated former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and earned a knockout win over Marcin Tybura.
His most recent fight took place last September against Alistar Overeem. Sakai would have his winning streak snapped, as Overeem would TKO the Brazilian fighter in the fifth round.
Sakai trains out of his home country with the Gile Ribeiro Team and Noguchi and holds a rank of brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has been fighting since 2011.
He is currently ranked as the UFC’s ninth-best heavyweight. He will stand two inches taller than Rozenstruik and is also three years younger than his opponent.
|Walt Harris||TALE OF THE TAPE||Marcin Tybura|
|6 ft. 5 in.||Height||6 ft. 3 in.|
|77 in.||Reach||78 in.|
|13-9, 1 no-contest||Record||21-6|
Walt Harris hasn’t been quite the same since tragedy struck his family in 2019. After winning back-to-back fights (and earning back-to-back bonuses), Harris took time away from the sport to heal.
Harris made his octagon return last May and took on Alistair Overeem. Harris was defeated in the second round via TKO.
In his most recent bout, which took place at UFC 254 last October, Harris would suffer a second-round TKO loss once again – this time at the hands of Alexander Volkov.
The Alabama native has been fighting since 2011 and is mostly known for his crisp boxing. He currently trains out of his home state with SBG Alabama – Spartan Fitness. He is currently ranked as the eighth-best heavyweight in the division.
Harris will enter the octagon Saturday night with a two-inch height advantage.
Marcin Tybura has not lost a fight since a 2019 loss to main event fighter Augusto Sakai. Since that loss, Tybura has gone on to win four fights in a row.
He earned unanimous decision victories over Sergey Spivak, Maxim Grishin, and Ben Rothwell before securing the biggest win of his career.
His most recent fight took place last December when Tybura took on Greg Hardy. Tybura secured a TKO win in the second round and was awarded performance of the night bonus for his efforts.
Born in Poland, Marcin Tybura has been fighting since 2011 and holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Kamil Uminski. A former student of the Jackson-Wink Academy, Tybura now spends his time training with Syndicate MMA as well as with Anko’s MMA. He sits just outside the top-ten rankings as number eleven.
Tybura will have a one-inch reach advantage over Walt Harris in this fight.
|Roman Dolidze||TALE OF THE TAPE||Laureano Staropoli|
|6 ft. 2 in.||Height||6 ft. 1 in.|
|76 in.||Reach||71.5 in.|
Joining the UFC last year as an undefeated 6-0 fighter, Roman Dolidze quickly secured back-to-back wins in the promotion – fighting twice in 2020 and earning both a TKO and split-decision win.
It was in his most recent bout, however, that Dolidze suffered his first professional loss. He fought Trevin Giles in March of this year and lost the bout vai unanimous decision.
It was his middleweight debut after spending much of his career as a light heavyweight.
Born in Batumi, Georgia, Dolidze has been fighting professionally since 2016 and currently fights out of Ukraine – training with AKA and Xtreme Couture MMA.
He is a former WWFC, ADCC, and Grappling FILA world champion. He will have a significant 4.5-inch reach advantage Saturday night.
Also a relative newcomer to the UFC, this will be Laureano Staropoli’s first bout at middleweight for the promotion as he replaces an injured Alessio Di Chirico for this fight.
Staropoli joined the UFC in 2018 and won his first two fights via unanimous decision. However he would go on to lose his next two in a row in the same fashion, with his most recent loss taking place last August at the hands of Tim Means.
Born in Argentina, Staropoli has been fighting since 2013 and currently trains out of his home country with the Chute Boxe Diego Lima team.
He is four years younger than roman Dolidze.
|Santiago Ponzinibbio||TALE OF THE TAPE||Miguel Baeza|
|6 ft.||Height||6 ft. 2 in.|
|73 in.||Reach||74 in.|
Santiago Ponzinibbio was on roll in the welterweight division from 2015 to 2018, racking up a seven-fight winning streak and breaking into the division’s top-10. However, injuries and cancellations haunted the welterweight for the next 2.5-years and he wouldn’t fight again until January 2021.
In his anticipated return bout, Ponzinibbio fought Li Jingliang and was defeated by a first-round knockout.
The Argentinian fighter is looking to get back to his winning ways Saturday night and back into the rankings.
Known for his kickboxing, Ponzinibbio also holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has been fighting since 2008 and currently trains with American Top Team in Florida.
He is six years older than his opponent.
Miguel Baeza is an undefeated fighter who is currently on a three-fight UFC winning streak after appearing on the Contender Series.
Following back-to-back TKO wins, Baeza earned a second-round submission victory in his most recent fight last November over Takashi Soto. This also earned him his second performance of the night bonus in a row.
Born in Florida, Baeza trains with the MMA Masters team and holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He will enter the octagon Saturday night with a two-inch height and one-inch reach advantage.
|Dusko Todorovic||TALE OF THE TAPE||Gregory Rodrigues|
|6 ft. 1 in.||Height||6 ft. 3 in.|
|74 in.||Reach||76 in.|
Dusko Todorovic was an undefeated 8-0 fighter when he appeared on the Contender Series to defeat Teddy Ash. He debuted for the UFC last year and earned a second-round TKO victory over Dequan Townsend.
However, in his second (and most recent) UFC fight, which took place this past January, Todorovic suffered his first professional loss at the hands of Punahele Soriano, who defeated him via first-round TKO.
The 27-year-old trains out of his home country of Serbia with the Secutor MMA team. He will be at both a two-inch height and two-inch reach disadvantage this Saturday.
Unlike his opponent, when Gregory Rodrigues appeared on the Contender Series in 2020, he ended up losing to Jordan Williams via first-round TKO and was not offered a UFC fight afterwards.
Following the loss, Rodrigues remained with LFA, earning back-to-back victories – one via second-round knockout and one via first-round TKO. The latter was his most recent fight, which took place just two weeks ago.
The Brazilian fighter trains out of Florida with Sanford MMA. He is two years older than Todorovic.
This Saturday night will mark Rodrigues’ UFC debut.
|Tom Breese||TALE OF THE TAPE||Antonio Arroyo|
|6 ft. 3 in.||Height||6 ft. 3 in.|
|73 in.||Reach||73.5 in.|
Tom Breese joined the UFC in 2015 and quickly got off to a three-fight winning streak. However, since having that streak snapped in 2016, Breese has gone on to trade wins with losses.
In 2020, Breese fought and defeated KB Bhullar via first-round TKO, which earned him a performance of the night bonus.
Unfortunately, in his most recent bout against Omari Akhmedov, which took place this past January, Breese was defeated via second-round arm-triangle choke submission.
Born in England, the 29-year-old trains out of Birmingham with Team Renegade BJJ and MMA. Fighting since 2010, he holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Chiu Kwong Man. He is two-years younger than his opponent.
After a winning appearance on the Dana White Contender Series, Antonio Arroyo is still looking for his first win in the UFC octagon.
He has two UFC fights to his name – both losses. After losing to Andre Muniz in his promotional debut in 2019, Arroyo most recently fought Deron Winn. In that fight, which took place in December 2020, Arroyo would find himself on the losing end of a unanimous decision.
The Brazilian fighter trains out of Para, Brazil with the Marajo Brothers Team and will have a half-inch reach advantage over his opponent Saturday night.
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