Chase Sherman vs. Augusto Sakai Targeted For UFC FN 137: Sao Paulo

Chase Sherman vs. Augusto Sakai Targeted For UFC FN 137: Sao Paulo

A heavyweight clash between Chase Sherman and Augusto Sakai is being targeted for UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Aug 29, 2018 by Nolan King
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With UFC São Paulo taking some hits this week, the UFC is working to add an additional bout to its lineup. FloCombat has learned a heavyweight clash between fan favorite Chase Sherman (11-5) and Bellator MMA veteran turned Contender Series signee Augusto Sakai (11-1-1, 0-0 UFC) is expected to be added to the official lineup soon. 

Coming off back-to-back losses, Mississippi’s Sherman looks to get back in the win column against the UFC debutant. Prior to suffering losses against Justin Willis and Shamil Abdurakhimov, the 28-year-old fighter defeated Damian Grabowski and Rashad Coulter.

His opponent, Sakai, earned a UFC contract on the debut episode of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series: Brazil. The 27-year-old heavyweight ran through fellow Brazilian Marcos Conrado Jr., finishing his foe in the second round via strikes. 

Before he graced the Octagon in the TUF Gym in Las Vegas, Sakai competed five times for Bellator MMA. Sakai defeated Matt Frembling, Daniel Gallemore, and Alex Huddleston, while drawing with Dan Charles. 

The Curitiba product’s lone loss came at Bellator 179 last year, when he dropped a split decision to UFC veteran Cheick Kongo.

Stay tuned to FloCombat for all of the latest news, updates, and announcements concerning UFC Sao Paulo.

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Light Heavyweight Bout: Jimi Manuwa (17-4) vs. Thiago Santos (18-6)

Welterweight Bout: Belal Muhammad (14-2) vs. Elizeu Zaleski (19-5)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Sam Alvey (33-10) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8)

Middleweight Bout: Thales Leites (27-9) vs. Hector Lombard (34-9-1)

Welterweight Bout: Alex Oliveira (19-5-1) vs. Carlo Pedersoli (11-1)

Bantamweight Bout: Renan Barão (34-6) vs. Andre Ewell (13-4)

Strawweight Bout: Alex Chambers (5-4) vs. Livia Renata Souza (11-1)

Lightweight Bout: Evan Dunham (18-7-1) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (22-6)

Lightweight Bout: Charles Oliveira (23-8, 11-8 1 NC UFC) vs. Christos Giagos (15-6, 1-2 UFC)

Welterweight Bout: Ben Saunders (22-9-2) vs. Sérgio Moraes (13-3-1)

Heavyweight Bout: Chase Sherman (11-5) vs. Augusto Sakai (11-1-1)

Women’s Strawweight Bout: Randa Markos (8-6) vs. Marina Rodriguez (10-0)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Luis Henrique (10-4) vs. Ryan Spann (14-5)