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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai – Here are the post-fight quotes

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Sakai took place live from the Apex Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 6. The main event saw Alistair Overeem pick up an impressive win over Augusto Sakai via a fifth-round stoppage. If you missed the results, you can see them below.

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai Full Results

  • Alistair Overeem defeated Augusto Sakai via fifth-round TKO
  • Ovince Saint Preux defeated Alonzo Menifield via second-round KO
  • Michel Pereira defeated Zelim Imadaev via third-round submission
  • Andre Muniz defeated Bartosz Fabinski via first-round submission
  • Brian Kelleher defeated Ray Rodriguez via first-round submission
  • Viviane Araujo defeated Montana De La Rosa via unanimous decision
  • Hunter Azure defeated Cole Smith via unanimous decision

Performances of the Night:

  • Brian Kelleher
  • Andre Muniz
  • Michel Pereira
  • Ovince Saint Preux

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai Post-Fight Quotes

Alistair Overeem:

“I had a feeling this would take me a few rounds and it took me five. All respect to my coaches. They’ve guided me perfectly and camp was perfect. That’s why we were able to make the successful adjustments during the fight... A first-round finish would be ideal—10 seconds would be ideal—but this is the UFC. Everybody’s got a plan, cardio and strategy to win. Sometimes you’ve got to be a little bit patient... This is absolutely the very best I’ve ever been. I continue to grow with the team. The team is awesome.”

Ovince Saint Preux:

“I need a bonus, that was good! This feels really good. People usually think I don’t have power. I went up to heavyweight and knocked down one of the most durable heavyweights. So coming back to light heavyweight, people were saying 'Ovince doesn’t have power'. People were saying Menifield has power and he does, but mine comes with precision. I have power.”

Brian Kelleher:

“There were a lot of nerves built up for this fight, with the unknown circumstances and everything. Just happy that Ray stepped up and I got the chance to fight and get a good victory. I feel amazing right now. I’m back to my winning ways again.”

Andre Muniz:

“I’m very happy to be here, get this great victory and show my background with my Jiu-Jitsu and team during this pandemic. I gave everything I could to put on a good fight today and I’m very happy to have this great fight tonight.”

Michel Pereira:

“I remember all the three months of hard work I put into the fight. So to put on a performance like that is really gratifying. I walk with the best, I train with the best, I train with world champions and if you train with world champions, you’ll be a world champion.”

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