Bigi Boy @JairRozenstruik is main event ready
[ #UFCVegas28 | Main Card 7pmET | Tomorrow on @ESPNPlus ] pic.twitter.com/yTUHsAD5on — UFC (@ufc) June 4, 2021
All fighters successfully made weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 189.
After a rare week off for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts promotion returns with a heavyweight encounter between the heavy-handed Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai atop the card. Both men will look to bounce back from defeats in their prior outings and get back into contention.
Rozenstruik started his career with 10 straight victories, but has now lost two out of his last three. A TKO victory over former champion Junior dos Santos is sandwiched between a 20-second knockout to Francis Ngannou and a five-round outclassing from Ciryl Gane. "Bigi Boy" will be the slightly lighter fighter, as he weighed in at 254 pounds.
A six-fight win streak for Sakai (15-2) was snapped at the hands and elbows of Alistair Overeem. This is Sakai's first fight since that loss. Prior to the setback, the Brazilian picked up wins over Blagoy Ivanov, Marcin Tybura and Andrei Arlovski. Sakai stepped on the scale at 255.5 pounds.
UFC Fight Night 189 will stream in its entirety on ESPN+. The preliminary card starts at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, while the main card begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
UFC Fight Night 189 Weigh-in Results:Jairzinho Rozenstruik (254) vs. Augusto Sakai (255.5)
Walt Harris (264) vs. Marcin Tybura (251)
Roman Dolidze (186) vs. Laureano Staropoli (185)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (170.5) vs. Miguel Baeza (171)
Dusko Todorovic (186) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (186)
Tom Breese (186) vs. Antonio Arroyo (186)
Montana De La Rosa (126) vs. Ariane Lipski (124.5)
Tanner Boser (242) vs. Ilir Latifi (240)
Francisco Trinaldo (169.5) vs. Muslim Salikhov (171)
Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs. Kamuela Kirk (146)
Alan Patrick (154.5) vs. Mason Jones (156)
Manon Fiorot (125.5) vs. Tabatha Ricci (124.5)
Sean Woodson (145) vs. Youssef Zalal (146)
Claudio Puelles (155) vs. Jordan Leavitt (156)