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.”

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