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Alessio vs. Roller Set For UFC 148


A lightweight bout between John Alessio and Shane Roller has been added to July’s UFC 148 event.

UFC officials announced the bout yesterday afternoon.

UFC 148 is set to take place on July 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event Anderson Silva will attempt to defend his title against bitter rival, Chael Sonnen.

After a lengthy campaign to return to the UFC, Alessio was granted his wish and made his debut against Mark Bocek in Atlanta at UFC 145. The Canadian based fighter fell short in the bout and will now be looking to rebound and capture a win inside the Octagon.

Facing the Canadian will be WEC import Shane Roller. Roller is fighting for his life inside the UFC after dropping three-straight losses to Melvin Guillard, T.J. Grant and Michael Johnson. His only UFC victory came in his debut against Thiago Tavares.

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