Despite the fact Alessio Sakara has lost two opponents now due to injury, the UFC has managed to find “Legionarius” another middleweight to fight, just over two weeks to go before UFC Fight Night 30. The card will take place on October 26th in Manchester, England, at the city’s Phones 4U Arena.
Earlier in the week it was reported that Magnus Cedenblad had dropped out of the fight due to injury, and now MMA Junkie.com is reporting that his countryman Nicholas Musoke has agreed to fight Sakara. Initially, Sakara was scheduled to fight Tom Watson, but the British fighter also dropped out.
Musoke (10-2-1) will join the UFC having gone undefeated in six straight fights. Of the middleweight’s 10 career wins, 8 have come via stoppage or submission.
Sakara (15-10) is likely fighting for his UFC roster spot, as the Italian born fighter is coming off losses to Chris Weidman, Brian Stann and Patrick Cote. It should be noted that the loss to Cote came via disqualification, however, as the bout was called after Sakara hit the Canadian with strikes to the back of the head.
Prior to the losing streak, Sakara had won three fights in a row, which included wins over Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites and James Irvin.
UFC FN 30 will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz, and in the co-main-event, Ross Pearson will fight lightweight Melvin Guillard.
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