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Chris Weidman Replaces Rafael Natal, Debuts Against Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3

Alessio SakaraUndefeated middleweight Chris Weidman has agreed to replace injured Rafael Natal and make his UFC debut against Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3 on March 3 in Louisville, according to Heavy MMA.

Weidman (4-0) is considered a top prospect at 185-pounds after going 4-0 in Ring of Combat in less than two years since making his MMA debut, while Sakara (15-7) is on the rise following three-straight wins including a first-round TKO of James Irvin last March.

The UFC on Versus 3 fight card is headlined by Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann and also includes CB Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz, Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page, and Joe Stevenson vs. Danny Castillo.

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