UFC 148 Gets Lightweight Showdown Between John Alessio and Shane Roller
will square off in a lightweight showdown at UFC
, promotion officials recently announced.
Headlined by a long-anticipated middleweight title rematch between
Silva and challenger Chael
Sonnen, UFC 148 takes place July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden
Arena in Las Vegas and airs live on pay-per-view. In light of
bantamweight champion Dominick
Cruz suffering a torn ACL, the event will also feature an
interim 135-pound title tilt featuring Urijah Faber
and a to-be-announced opponent.
Alessio had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his return to
UFC, falling to Mark Bocek in
a unanimous decision at UFC
145 last month. The former UFC and
WEC welterweight title challenger has lost just twice in the
last three years, suffering a knockout defeat to Siyar
Bahadurzada in March of 2011 prior to his setback against
Bocek. Alessio, 32, began his pro career in 1998 and holds 25 of
his 34 victories by either knockout or submission.
Roller will attempt to halt a three-fight losing skid when he next
steps into the cage. The Team Takedown representative began 2011
with a come-from-behind knockout of Thiago
Tavares but would strike out for the remainder of the year,
stumbling against Melvin
Guillard and T.J. Grant. The
32-year-old was then outpointed by Michael
Johnson on Jan. 28 at UFC
on Fox 2, marking the sixth defeat of Roller’s pro career.
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