Blagoy Ivanov and Augusto Sakai agreed to fulfill on the UFC present scheduled for June 6 in a yet-to-be-announced location in america, a number of sources advised MMA Preventing following a report by Combate.
The heavyweight duo was initially paired as much as compete on Might 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, however the pay-per-view card was ultimately scrapped as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
One supply advised MMA Preventing that Sakai nonetheless doesn’t have the right visa to compete on U.S. soil, the rationale why Sakai and 6 different Brazilians have been pulled from UFC 250 final month, however the UFC is aiding him on this matter.
A former WSOF heavyweight champion and Bellator contender, Ivanov (18-3, 1 no-contest) is coming off a split-decision loss to Derrick Lewis in November, breaking his two-fight profitable streak over Ben Rothwell and Tai Tuivasa.
Sakai (14-1-1), who additionally fought beneath the Bellator banner earlier than inking a cope with the UFC, is 4-Zero contained in the octagon with a Contender Collection knockout over Marcos Conrado Jr. adopted by wins in opposition to Chase Sherman, Andrei Arlovski and Marcin Tybura.