Who is Alessio Sakara and what does he do?

Who is Alessio Sakara and what does he do?

Alessio Sakara (born September 2, 1981) is an Italian professional mixed martial artist, former professional boxer and Sanshou kickboxer, currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional competitor since 2002, Sakara has also formerly competed for the UFC, Jungle Fight, Cage Warriors,…

How many wins does Alessio Sakara have in the UFC?

Although he has had mixed results in his UFC career, Sakara has never been cut from the promotion, having defeated notables such as Elvis Sinosic, Thales Leites, and James Irvin during his time in the Octagon. Of his fifteen wins, eleven have been finishes including nine T/KOs.

When did Alessio Sakara sign with Bellator MMA?

Following the opening seconds of the round, in which Akil threw wild hooks that unsuccessfully landed, Sakara took Akil to the ground and piled up punches until the TKO stoppage. On November 27, 2015, it was announced that Sakara signed with Bellator MMA.

When did Legionarius Sakara make his UFC debut?

A prominent striker training out of the famed American Top Team camp in Coconut Creek, Florida, Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara ran his record to 9-3 prior to his UFC debut in 2005.

When did Alessio Sakara lose to Rafael Carvalho?

Sakara challenged Rafael Carvalho for the Bellator Middleweight Championship on December 9, 2017 at Bellator 190. He lost via knockout in the first round. Sakara headlined Bellator 211 against Kent Kauppinen on December 1, 2018. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

When did Alessio Sakara make his UFC debut?

Sakara made his UFC debut at UFC 55, fighting against Ron Faircloth. The bout was ruled a no contest due to an inside leg kick to Sakara’s groin. Sakara next fought Elvis Sinosic at UFC 57 and won a unanimous decision.

When did Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara fight?

Sakara was forced to pull out of his fight with Nate Marquardt on July 3, 2010 at UFC 116 due to the death of his father. Sakara was then scheduled to face Jorge Rivera on August 28, 2010 at UFC 118, but Rivera pulled out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Gerald Harris.