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John Alessio, Shane Roller Headed For “UFC 148″

Lightweights John Alessio and Shane Roller will meet in July at UFC 148, UFC officials announced recently. The card takes place from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Alessio (34-15) is still searching for his first UFC win, holding an 0-4 record. The veteran has competed for years, including a loss in 2000 to Pat Miletich. His other UFC defeats have come against Diego Sanchez, Thiago Alves and Mark Bocek.

Roller (10-6) won his UFC debut, but has dropped three straight. His most recent defeat came at the hands of Michael Johnson earlier this year.

UFC 148 will feature Jose Aldo defending his UFC featherweight title against Erik Koch in the main event. Alessio-Roller is likely headed for the prelims.