According to MMAJunkie.com, a bout between UFC middleweights Alessio Sakara and Jorge Rivera will finally come to fruition this November. The bout, which was originally scheduled for UFC 118 but had to be rescheduled when Rivera broke his arm, was officially announced by the UFC this weekend.
Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara entered into the UFC at UFC 55 in 2005, with that bout (against Ron Faircloth) ending in a No Contest when Sakara fell victim to a wicked groin kick and was unable to continue. He has since gone 6-4 in the UFC, posting notable wins over the likes of Elvis Sinosic, Thales Leites and James Irvin. The former Italian professional boxer is currently on a three fight win streak, having posted consecutive victories over Joe Vedepo, Leites and Irvin.
Jorge “El Conquistador” Rivera is another UFC old hand, having made his UFC debut at UFC 44. Rivera is 8-5 in the promotion and has racked up notable wins over David Loiseau, Kendall Grove, Rob Kimmons and Nate Quarry. Rivera is also currently on a three-fight winning streak, with his three victories coming over the likes of Nissen Osterneck, Rob Kimmons and Nate Quarry.
UFC 122 is scheduled to take place this November 13th at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany and will be headlined by top middleweight contenders Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami.