Sagat has been known to ally himself with M. Bison and his Shadaloo organization when it is to his advantage.
In the first round, Sagat defeated Cyclops of the X-Men. In round 2, Sagat plowed through Liu Kang. Round 3 saw Sagat send the Mars People packing. In the Fourth Round, Sagat defeated Sub-Zero, beginning Sub-Zero's eternal losing streak. Round 5 saw Sagat dominate Iceman. In round 6, Sagat went through Guy.
It wasn't until round 7 that Sagat finally saw defeat, losing to Terry Bogard.