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Augusto Sakai's sickening cut exposed after Alistair Overeem UFC loss

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UFC heavyweight Augusto Sakai was left with a gruesome cut above his left eye after being knocked out by Alistair Overeem at the weekend.

Sakai, 29, was dealt his first defeat in almost two-and-a-half years against Overeem, who claimed victory in the fifth round of their contest via TKO.

The latter caught him with a number of brutal elbow strikes at UFC Apex, before referee Herb Dean jumped in to stop the contest amid a one-sided ground and pound attack.

And the elbow strikes clearly took their toll on the Brazilian, who was left with a horror gash just above his left eye.

UFC heavyweight Augusto Sakai was left with a gruesome cut above his left eye after being knocked out by Alistair Overeem at the weekend

Nevertheless, Overeem heaped praise on his crestfallen opponent after the fight and said: “Augusto is a tough guy, and an up-and-comer. We kind of knew that he’d take the punishment.

“But I was very well prepared but we did it, again, at 40 years of age.”

He added: “I was actually focused on maybe a submission.

The Brazilian was caught with a number of brutal elbow strikes by Overeem

“But I kind of saw that the damage was kind of substantial with the ground-and-pound. I was like, ‘Oh well, this is working. Let’s stick with this.’”

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Elsewhere, Michel Pereira got the better of Zelim Imadaev with a rear-naked choke submission on the undercard of Overeem and Sakai’s heavyweight battle.

Overeem heaped praise on his crestfallen opponent after the fight

The Brazilian welterweight was in control for the entirety of the contest, producing a series of devastating kicks to the body while also landing a Superman punch in round three.

“I came to give the show I told I was going to give,” Pereira said in his post-fight interview.

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He then added: “I want the BMF belt. Jorge Masvidal, be ready. You are next.”

Ovince Saint Preux came out on top in his co-main showdown with Alonzo Menifield, while there were also victories for Andre Muniz, Brian Kelleher, Viviane Araujo and Hunter Azure on the night.

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