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Alessio Sakara: A Roman Soldier (pre UFC 122)
Alessio Sakara talks to Fighters Only reporter John Joe O'Regan about being "a soldier of Rome", his love of ...
 
 

Alessio Sakara's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
10/26/2013 Loss Nicholas Musoke UFC Fight Night 30: Munoz vs. Machida Submission Arm Bar 1 3:07
11/17/2012 Loss Patrick Cote UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit Disqualification 1 1:26
04/14/2012 Loss Brian Stann Fuel TV 2 TKO/RSC 1 2:26
03/03/2011 Loss Chris Weidman UFC on Versus 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/21/2010 Win James Irvin UFC Live on Versus: Vera vs Jones TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:01
08/08/2009 Win Thales Leites UFC 101 Declaration Decision Split Decision 3
09/17/2008 Win Joe VeDepo UFC Fight Night 15 TKO/RSC 1 1:27
03/01/2008 Loss Chris Leben UFC 82: Pride of a Champion TKO/RSC 1 3:15
01/19/2008 Win James Lee UFC 80: Rapid Fire TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:30
09/08/2007 Loss Houston Alexander UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion TKO/RSC 1 1:01
04/21/2007 Win Victor Valimaki UFC 70: Nations Collide TKO/RSC 1 1:44
11/18/2006 Loss Drew McFedries UFC 65: Bad Intentions TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 4:07
05/27/2006 Loss Dean Lister UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie Submission Triangle Choke 1 2:20
02/04/2006 Win Elvis Sinosic UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 10/07/2005 NC Ron Faircloth UFC 55: Fury
NSF 02/19/2005 Win Frank Amaugou The King Of Ring Decision Unanimous Decision
NSF 11/27/2004 Win Thumer Gano The Ring Fight TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches
NSF 10/23/2004 Loss Assuerio Silva Jungle Fight 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 07/30/2004 Win Eduardo Maiorino Real Fight 1 KO 1
NSF 08/01/2003 Win Rafeal Tatu Meca Vale Tudo 9 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 2 4:18
NSF 05/11/2003 Win Damien Riccio Martial Arts Day Decision Unanimous Decision
NSF 12/20/2002 Win David Mortelette La Resa dei Conti 6 KO Strikes 0:00
NSF 11/15/2002 Loss Roman Zentsov M-1 Mix- Fight: Russia vs the World 4 Decision 2
NSF 07/27/2002 Win Adam Woolmer Cage Warriors 1 Submission Arm Lock 1 1:27
NSF 07/27/2002 Loss Simon Holmes Cage Warriors 1 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:50
NSF 06/21/2002 Win Di Clementi Fight Night (Italy) KO 1
NSF 06/21/2002 Win Mastroli Fight Night (Italy) Submission Arm Lock 1
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara (born September 2, 1981 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian mixed martial arts fighter, currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's light heavyweight division.

When Sakara was five, he began to play football (soccer) as a midfielder. Sakara began training in boxing after realizing that, in order to be a football player on a professional level, he needed to know how to defend himself in case of a confrontation on the field. Initially, Sakara continued to play football and box, but after being penalized for fighting during a football tournament, he decided that he couldn't continue boxing and football.

After two years of training, Sakara competed in his first boxing tournament and won. Several years after turning professional in boxing, a friend showed him a video of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Sakara drew inspiration. To supplement his training, he traveled to Brazil where he met Roberto Almeida Meneguetti, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. The two athletes cross-trained together, with Sakara teaching Meneguetti boxing and Meneguetti teaching Sakara Jiu-Jitsu.

Alessio has amassed a 15-5-1 record, with one no contest ruling, in mixed martial arts and has participated in five UFC events. His last fight was at UFC 70 in Manchester, England, where he defeated the Canadian fighter Victor Valimaki via TKO.