04 Aug - 
Serghei Spivac ready for big leap if he gets quick finish of Augusto Sakai

LAS VEGAS – With four wins in his past five fights, Serghei Spivac may be ready to take the jump to the next level.

Spivac was up and down to start his UFC career, but then went on a three-fight winning streak. In September 2021, that streak was halted by the surging Tom Aspinall. But in March, Spivac bounced back and gave Greg Hardy his walking papers with a UFC 272 TKO win.

Now Spivac (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) thinks he may be ready to take the leap to the next tier of heavyweights if he has an impressive win over Augusto Sakai (15-4-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 40, which takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

Check out Spivac’s full media day interview in the video above.

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