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UFC Fight Night Alert: Overeem vs. Sakai

September 5 marks another exciting UFC Fight Night on ESPN+, with 21-year veteran Alistair Overeem facing Augusto Sakai as the main event. The fight will be Sakai’s first UFC main event of his MMA career.

In a preview video for the highly-anticipated match, Sakai says that it’s a “great honor” to face Overeem. “Ever since I won the Contender, I wanted to be in the main event. I’m looking for my dream, which is a belt and nothing else,” he adds.

A slew of other bouts on the card preceding Overeem vs. Sakai includes Ultimate Fighter reality competition star Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa in the bantamweight class, Alexandr Romanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima in the heavyweight class and Michael Pereira vs. Zelim Imadaev for the welterweight, among others.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+: Overeem vs. Sakai airs Saturday, September 5 in both English and Spanish. The prelims are scheduled to begin 5 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 8 p.m. ET. For more information, head over to





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Candace Cordelia has been an on-camera interviewer and writer for In The Zone since the Summer of 2020. Candace's journalism experience includes writing for the New York Daily News and ABC Radio, where she also conducted celebrity interviews and audio production/editing for ABC Radio's national radio affiliates across the country. Her on-camera experience involves working as a backstage/in-ring interviewer with a number of independent wrestling promotions and as an actress. Candace is dedicated to bringing combat sports and eSports news to the In The Zone universe.
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