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Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson Set For ‘UFC Fight Night 30′


A middleweight clash between Alessio Sakara and Tom Watson has been booked for the UFC’s return trip to England.

UFC officials confirmed the news via their official twitter account.

‘UFC Fight Night 30; Bisping vs. Munoz’ is set to go down on October 26th from the Manchester Arena in Manchaster, England. The event will air on the new home for UFC programming, FOX Sports 1.

Sakara hasn’t seen the inside of a cage since a November DQ loss to Patrick Cote at UFC 154. The defeat marked his third straight and put him in a must win situation coming into his fight with Watson.

Watson will enjoy the home field advantage in this fight. He last saw action in a losing effort to Thales Leites earlier this month at UFC 163. The defeat made his overall UFC record just 1-2 and will likely need a win, just like his opponent, to keep his employment with the UFC secure.

So far the UFC Fight Night 30 card looks as follows:

Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz
Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
Phil Harris vs. John Lineker
Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa
Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor
Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson

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2 Comments to Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson Set For ‘UFC Fight Night 30′

  1. Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

    They need to have a betting line if Sakara backs out due to injury. Next to ROIDY MacDonald no one backs out of more fights than these two at least since Fitch was canned. That’s another story with AKA using the tried and proven tactics by Tristar of backing out of bad matchups.

    Sakara IMO is the most overrated fighter in the UFC. I think the only reason this B or C rate fighter is even still in the UFC is because Goldie and Rogan like saying his name over and over a thousand times every time he fights (which is only like every few years or should I say GSP type schedule

    • peppe says:

      whar r u saing?sakara always fought his battle and he is in the UFC more then all the people in that card.he is a very powerfull and skilled striker and mma artist and mostly he has heart .a ton of heart.he did go 5 round with weidman.he got ko by stann and u have to respect EVERY fighter if not u r not a fan of MMA u r just a typical keybordwarrior.the worst race.OBVIOUSLY i m ITALIAN :-)

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