Marcin Tybura vs Augusto Sakai UFC Tips & Picks - 9/14/2019
Marcin Tybura vs Augusto Sakai
UFC Fight Night 158
Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Marcin "Tybur" Tybura (17-5-0) will battle Augusto Sakai (13-1-1) at UFC Fight Night 158 in Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The opening odds have Tybura priced at -135 while Sakai is at -105.
Marcin "Tybur" Tybura comes into this fight with 17 wins and 5 losses. The Uniejow, Poland fighter is 33 years old, steps on the scale at 252 lbs and measures in at 6'3" tall. He has a 78.0" reach and fights in the heavyweight division. Tybura has a total of 7 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his last time out, Tybura was defeated in round 2 against Shamil Abdurakhimov by KO/TKO. In the heavyweight division, he is 8th in strikes with 673 and 105th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Marcin Tybura is sitting at 63rd among athletes in the UFC and 10th in the heavyweight division connecting on 63.9% of the strikes he's thrown. He also has a total of 11 takedowns which is 145th among athletes in the UFC and 7th in the heavyweight division. Tybura finishes 61.1% of his takedown tries which is 64th among athletes in the UFC and 8th out of all the athletes in the division. He is sitting at 12th out of all the athletes in the division and 144th among athletes in the UFC for significant strikes with 369. Of those significant strikes, 247 of them were pointed at the head while 59 of them were directed at the midsection which is 11th and 12th respectively out of all the athletes in the division.
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At UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith, he stepped out of the ring with a win via unanimous decision in the 3rd round when he squared up with Stefan Struve. Prior to that, Tybura was defeated in the 3rd round when he squared up with Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Medeiros by KO/TKO.
Walking into the Octagon for this fight, Augusto Sakai has a total of 13 wins and 1 loss. The 28-year-old hailing from Curitiba, PR measures 6'3" tall and weighs 265 lbs. The Brazil fighter competes in the heavyweight division and has a 77.0" reach. Augusto Sakai came away with the win by unanimous decision when he faced Andrei Arlovski in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night Sunrise 2019. Concerning strikes, Sakai is 379th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 27th among all fighters in the division with 125.
Concerning strike accuracy, he is landing 53.6% of the strikes he has taken which ranks 20th in the heavyweight division and 221st among fighters in the UFC. With 111 significant strikes, he is ranked 348th among fighters in the UFC and 26th among all fighters in the division. Sakai is ranked 25th among all fighters in the division for significant strikes aimed at the midsection with 21 and 25th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 81. At UFC Fight Night: Marreta vs. Anders, he came away with the win via KO/TKO in round 3 when he faced Chase Sherman. In the fight before that, Sakai came away with the win in the 2nd round when he faced Marcos Conrado Jr. at Dana White's Contender Series: Brazil 1 by KO/TKO.
When dissecting the fight between Marcin Tybura and Augusto Sakai, it's important to understand how the two fighters compare. Marcin Tybura is the fighter with more accuracy, landing 63.9% of his strikes which tells us Augusto Sakai is going to want to look to look out for big punches. When talking about their physical qualities, we should first take a look at Marcin Tybura who is 6'3", while the opponent on the other side of the cage is 6'3". When talking about reach, Tybura measures 78.0" while Sakai has a reach of 77.0" meaning Tybura should prevent any space from being closed off so Augusto Sakai cannot utilize this advantage. Tybura is the older fighter checking in at 33 years old while Sakai is the younger of the two fighters at 28 years old. When discussing UFC experience, Tybura has 7 fights which makes him the veteran relating to this fight, while Sakai has battled 1 battle in the UFC. With respect to overall experience in MMA, Tybura has 17 wins and 5 defeats while Augusto Sakai is the owner of an overall fight record of 13 wins and 1 defeat.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Augusto Sakai (-105)
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