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Swedish newcomer Nicholas Musoke faces Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30

Written on October 11, 2013 by Hector

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The Legionarius is looking to get back in the winning column against Swedish newcomer Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 30

Nicholas Musoke will be the latest addition to the main cards of the injury plagued UFC Fight Night 30. Alessio Sakara was supposed to take Tom Watson in the original line up of the cards but an injury forced Watson out of the event and he was replaced by Magnus Cedenblad. With three weeks remaining into the match, Sakara was left again without an opponent when Cedenblad suffered an injury just a few days ago. It was just announced today that Sakara will finally find his match in Nicholas Musoke.

Musoke, a training partner of Alexander Gustafsson will be looking for his 6th straight win in his octagon debut. He has an MMA record of 10-2-1 with 8 wins coming by stoppages.

Meanwhile, Sakara will try to snap his 3 fight losing streak against the Swedish newcomer. Sakara was winning his last fight against Patrick Cote but a series of blows to the back of Cote’s head forced the referee to disqualify Sakara. A rematch with Cote was immediately scheduled but Sakara pulled out due to a kidney illness. The said injury also sidelined him for the first half of 2013.

[Photos from scifighting.com]

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Paul Bradley vs Rafael Natal, Set for UFC 133

Written on July 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The UFC 133 lineup was shuffled again, as Rafael "Sapo" Natal now faces Paul Bradley.

After Alessio Sakara’s injury forced UFC to shuffle the UFC 133 fight card once again, Rafael “Sapo” Natal will now face Paul Bradley on August 6. The latter’s original opponent, Constantinos Philippou, is now slated to face Jorge Rivera, while the promotion signed Paul Bradley in the card.

Paul Bradley won his last three fights consecutively, while hopping from one organization to another. Rafael Natal, on the other hand, is 0-1-1 in UFC. He was supposed to meet Alessio Sakara at UFC Live on Versus, but a knee injury forced him to withdraw from the match.

UFC 133 will headline a light heavyweight match between Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz, and will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


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UFC 122 Quick Results

Written on November 15, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The UFC 122 is already over, but the aftermath is yet to subside. Regardless, Fighting Insider already have the quick results. Check out who's in the winner and loser column.

UFC 122 is already done, and the results are all in here in Fighting Insider. In the November 13 event, Nate Marquardt clashed with Yushin Okami to determine the next number one contender. Who ever wins in the main will likely to have a title shot, once Anderson Silva puts his middleweight title on the line against Vitor Belfort on January. The co-main event pitting Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara has been dropped, after the latter suffered flu-like symptoms.

The UFC 122 results are posted after the skip.

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UFC 122 Tickets Almost Sold Out

Written on November 13, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"The UFC community is so connected [on] Twitter, Myspace or YouTube that the fans of the UFC in Germany know what is happening. They don't need television to be guided to an event." ---Marek Lieberberg, UFC Promoter

A representative from UFC’s German partner announced that UFC 122 is selling very well to German fans. However, tickets weren’t sold out yet. Marek Lieberberg, UFC German promoter, said that 8,000 and 9,000 tickets have been sold for the show. UFC 122 will take place this Saturday at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

“The UFC community is so connected [on] Twitter, Myspace or YouTube that the fans of the UFC in Germany know what is happening,” Lieberberg said. “They don’t need television to be guided to an event.”

It was March when UFC last aired then it was banned by Bavarian office for new media. Lieberberg is still confident that UFC will win the legal case and be back on air soon.

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McCray Feels the Pressure Before UFC 122

Written on November 10, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The German native fighter Kris McCray faces a lot of pressure in returning to his hometown and regaining strength after a loss. He will face Carlos Eduardo Rocha on a preliminary fight in UFC 122: Germany.

Going back to the country where he was born and a rise after a UFC loss brings big pressure for TUF 11 runner-up Kris McCray on this Saturday’s UFC 122 in Oberhausen, Germany.

“It’s a lot of pressure,” the German-born McCray said. “I’m over there in my hometown. I came from a good camp and everything. I want to perform well for my friends and family. So it’s a lot of pressure.”

Hours before flying to Germany, McCray stopped at the AOL studios in NYC to discuss his welterweight debut against Carlos Eduardo Rocha. There’s nothing much to say about Rocha except for his fights in Germany with unknown opponents.

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Nate Marquardt Assures Excitement on UFC 122

Written on November 09, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Although Okami has been noted for his unfriendly bouts, Marquardt assures fans that he will find ways to win this fight. He tends to utilize the skills he learned from training.

While you guys argue who side you take in the upcoming UFC 122 event between middleweight cintenders Yushin Okami and Nate Marquardt, let’s hear first what the fighters have to say. Nate Marquardt believes that his UFC fight against Okami will prove something worthwhile. Spike TV will earn a high broadcast.

“I’m always looking for an opportunity to finish the fight and ways to damage, so this fight isn’t going to be any different,” Marquardt said.

Marquardt started his UFC career with three consecutive decision wins. He had the “Knockout of the Night” bonus with his one-punch destruction of Demian Maia in August 2009. But the world turned upside down when he lost last February to Chael Sonnen.

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Mark Scanlon Replaces Kenny Robertson on UFC 122

Written on October 14, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Mark Scanlon replaces Kenny Robertson due to toe injury. The latter was forced to withdraw from the card. UFC 122 takes place on November 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

The reigning undefeated welterweight Mark Scanlon (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) replaced Kenny Robertson (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) due to an injury. Now Scanlon will meet fellow UFC newcomer Pascal Krauss (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at next month’s UFC 122 event. The word came from German MMA site groundandpound.de. UFC 122 will take place on November 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, and airs via same-day delay on Spike TV. Their fight is a part of the night’s unaired preliminary card.

Robertson was forced out off the card with a broken toe. He posted it on his Facebook status.

Scanlon owns seven stoppages among his seven wins. On UK fight circuit he posted five submission wins and two TKO victories. Though he actually missed two years because of his injuries.

He will test his skills against Krauss who signed a four-fight deal and secured a UFC 122 slot in August.

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UFC 122 Germany Complete with 11 Bouts

Written on October 03, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The much awaited UFC 122 Germany is now complete and official with 11 bouts. Headline by Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami, it will air via same-day-delay on Spike TV.

The official fight card for this November’s “UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami” is complete with 11 bouts. This will take place on November 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

The night’s main card event featuring Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami will air via same day delay on Spike TV.

Co-headlining the event is the fight will be contenders Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara. The main card are lightweights Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner, welterweights Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta and light heavyweights Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic.

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Jorge Rivera vs Alessio Sakara for UFC 122 Official

Written on September 27, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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A middleweight fight with a definite potential for success is now official for UFC 122.

UFC officials announced this weekend the authenticity of the fight between Jorge Rivera (18-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Alessio Sakara (15-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) for UFC 122.

Feature on the show as well is the 185-pound contenders Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami fight, UFC 122 will take place Nov. 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.The night’s main card will air via same-day delay on Spike TV.

The fight between Rivera and Sakara was expected to take place at UFC 118 in August. Rivera was forced to withdraw from the card after being injured. Sakara was then appointed to fight Gerald Harris, but the latter also was injured. He was also forced to withdraw from the fight.

Meanwhile, Rivera earned just medium success over a 5-5 record in his first 10 UFC bouts, “El Conquistador” has undergone a resurgence as of late with three-straight UFC wins.

On the other hand, Sakara also seeks his fourth-straight victory. After fighting through a rough 1-3 stretch in the UFC in 2007, Sakara has scored KO wins over Joe Vedepo and James Irvin and a split-decision win over Thales Leites.

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UFC 122: Sakara vs Rivera Set for November

Written on August 24, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Sakara and Rivera are both coming from a good fight. These middleweights are also climbing up to the division. And at long last, the "Legionarius" and "El Conquistador" will finally meet in Germany for the upcoming UFC 122.

Originally to fight at UFC 118 which is set this weekend at Boston, middleweight Alessio Sakara and Jorge Rivera will now meet at UFC 122 this coming November 13 in Germany. Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara was supposed to have his big break after getting matched up with Nate Marquadt at UFC 116 last July 3, in MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, he had to pull out from the card due to his father’s untimely death. The Italian Striker is carrying himself up to the middleweight ladder after his winning streak against Thales Leites at UFC 101 and James Irvin at UFC on Versus 1. Rivera, on the other hand, is coming from dismantling Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 21 last March. His professional record was raised from 18-7 with the help of his three straight victory bouts. This UFC veteran also has a career mark of 7-5 in the UFC, including his best performance knock out fight against the “Rock.” If he wins, the 38-year-old fighter is likely to face the big guys of UFC middleweight division.

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