Posts Tagged ‘Alessio Sakara’

Trio Of Fights Added To UFC On Versus 3

With the fight card nearly complete, UFC on Versus 3 on Wednesday added three bouts to the event. The bouts added include Rafael Natal vs. Alessio Sakara, Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Thiago and Steve Cantwell vs. Cyrille Diabate. UFC on Versus 3, featuring Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez, is scheduled to take place on March […]

Natal To Replace Falcao At UFC On Versus 3

As can happen at a MMA event, a fighter that was originally slated to participate on the fight card has to be replaced, due to injury or other reasons. That is certainly the case at UFC on Versus 3 as Maiquel Falcao, originally selected to take on Alessio Sakara, had to bow out due to an […]

Broken Arm Shelves Rivera, Out Of UFC 118

One less fighter is on the UFC 118 fight card as Jorge Rivera pulled out of his bout with Alessio Sakara due to a broken arm suffered during training. According to Rivera on his Facebook acount: “Due to the fact that I have broken my arm & will not be healed in time, I regret […]

James Irvin – Still Standing

Thomas sent this in: For years before they even made it to the big shows, my buddy and colleague Jason Probst always told me about James Irvin, Scott Smith, and Urijah Faber – a trio of friends and training partners from Northern California that he insisted had the right stuff to make it big in […]

Irvin To Face Sakara On UFC’s Versus Event

18 months after lingering injuries and a suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to testing positive for prescription painkillers, James Irvin will make his return to the Octagon. Irvin will take on veteran Alessio Sakara at UFC’s first event on the Versus cable network in March; the news was originally reported on […]

Ten Best – The Upsets Of 2009

Thomas sent this in: We may never see another year like 2007 in the UFC, when Georges St-Pierre, Heath Herring, and Mirko Cro Cop all went down to defeat in crushing upsets to Matt Serra, Jake O’Brien, and Gabriel Gonzaga, respectively. But in a sport where anything can happen, there’s always the possibility of seeing […]

Vedepo Only UFC Fight Night 15 Medical Suspension

The Nebraska Athletic Commission, according to, issued only one medical suspension after the UFC Fight Night 15 event, which took place on September 17 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE; the lone medical suspension was issued to Joe Vedepo, who suffered a first-round knockout loss to Alessio Sakara.  The NAC issued a […]

Bonuses Awarded For UFC Fight Night 15

Below are the bonuses issued to four fighters who participated at UFC Fight Night 15, which took place on Wednesday; each fighter pocketed $30,000: Knockout of the Night: Alessio Sakara Submission of the Night: Wilson Gouveia Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz and Josh Neer

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