European born UFC fighter Alessio Sakara will return to the UFC this September at UFC 75 in London. Sakara, born in Italy, last fought at the UFC’s first trip of England this year, UFC 70.
The Italian fighter has been average in the UFC so far. He debuted at UFC 55 in 2005 posting a draw with Ron Faircloth after Sakara was kicked in the groin. He bounced back with a win over UFC fallboy Elvis Sinosic via Unanimous decision. The success wouldn’t continue as he would go on to drop his next 2 fights in the UFC to Dean Lister and Drew McFedries, both in the first round. At UFC 70 he added another win to his UFC record topping Victor Valimaki with a TKO in the first.
The successful mixed martial artist boasts good knockout power securing half of his victories via knockouts.
Sakara, who fights in the light heavyweight division, could make a name for himself in the division if he is given a decent opponent. As is typical of European UFC events, European-born fighters are usually heavily marketed meaning many fans will likely leave UFC 75 weekend with a greater knowledge of just who Alessio Sakara is.
Another light heavyweight on the card who will also be a major draw for the event is UFC contender Michael Bisping who may ultimately become Alessio’s opponent according to recent speculation.