Chris Leben to fight Alessio Sakara at UFC 82 on March 2


Rumors began circulating last week about a middleweight matchup at UFC 82 on March 1 in Columbus, Ohio between Chris Leben and Alessio Sakara. ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) has confirmed through Leben’s management that a bout between Leben and Sakara is indeed scheduled to take place.

“Yes, we fight Sakara in Columbus.” said manager T. Jay Thompson when contacted for comment via e-mail.

Thompson, who is also the promoter of the ICON Sport promotion in Hawaii, also added, “Chris has been in training camp for the last four weeks and is excited to test himself against Sakara.”

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REMAINDER OF THIS ARTICLE ON SAM CAPLAN’S PROELITE.COM BLOG

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 13 days ago
  • 18 views

UFC commentator Joe Rogan takes a lot at this week's matchup between top 10 light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux. Don't miss any of the action when these heavy-handed fighters take th read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 241 views

Who needs the treadmill when you have frozen drinks? How did Chris Leben cut those last few pounds for his Brian Stann fight? By vomiting all over himself after a night of hard drinking. Suddenly, a read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

An unbeaten middleweight prospect has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut in Sweden in October. Scott Askham will take on Sweden’s own Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night 53. File read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 27 views

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva took part in a media conference call to promote the upcoming “super fight” against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in January. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 32 views

A bantamweight matchup between England’s Ian Entwistle and Hawaii’s Dustin Kimura has been added to UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 35 views

A flyweight matchup between onetime title contender John Moraga and prospect Justin Scoggins is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

A flyweight showdown between John Moraga and Justin Scoggins will kick off the main card when the UFC heads to Connecticut on Sept. 5. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 79 views

UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy doesn't have high hopes that upcoming title challenger Vitor Belfort will make it to his UFC 181 showdown with champ Chris Weidman. In an interview with Bloody read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 105 views

High road? What high road? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender and UFC Fight Night 48 headliner Michael Bisping is mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore. If you're w read news >>