The UFC Fight Night 198 show was left without a very interesting fight that was supposed to adorn its program, which takes place on Saturday, November 20th. It is even worse it's about a heavyweight fight, which is already poor in quality fights, which this one should have been.
It’s a fight between Tai Tuivasa (12-3, 6-3 UFC) and Augusta Sakai (15-3-1, 4-2 UFC). The problem that led to the cancellation was the issue with the US visa. He informed everyone about it via his status on Instagram. "My peoples I’m sorry too announce but my fight next week I won’t be able to attend due to visa issues and other fings but me and my team is getting on top of it and we should be back in the new year ready to bang.
ESSSSHHHAAAAY" "Love you all and much love too the UFC, we make it happen Nek year. Sorry Augusto Sakai for the mess around was totally out of my control we get at it Nek year. , "Bam Bam wrote. It is a big disappointment that this happened at a time when Tuivasi had the opportunity to close in a great way the year that brought his return among the relevant UFC heavyweights.
Late last year he broke a three-game losing streak by defeating Stefan Struve, and then this year he added victories over Harry Hunsucker and Greg Hardy. By fighting Sakai, he was to seek his place in the Top 10 ranking of the UFC’s heavyweight challenger rankings.
Sakai is currently within a two-game losing streak, breaking a four-win streak that began his UFC career. The aforementioned defeats were inflicted on him by Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and despite them, he remained the tenth fighter of the challenger rankings.
As Canadian Tanner Boser's visa fight against Sergei Pavlovich, scheduled for December 4, was canceled the day before yesterday due to visa problems, the option of pairing Sakai and Pavlovich currently seems like a very good option for both of them.
Of course, if there are no new problems with the visa, especially with Pavlovich, who has previously been left without an appearance in the Octagon due to the same problem. Indeed, it is a pity that we will not be able to watch the duel of two strong fighters who would certainly prepare a great spectacle for us.
We have to wait for their fight to happen again, and enjoy the other matches that are waiting for us and which are also interesting.