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Old 07-30-2008, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EliteXC signs John Alessio???

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EliteXC signs welterweight John Alessio to three-fight deal
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jul 29, 2008 at 10:32 am ET
Veteran fighter John Alessio, who's won four of his past five fights, has agreed to a three-fight deal with EliteXC, sources close to the fighter tell MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

The signing was first reported today by fiveouncesofpain.com.

Messages left with EliteXC Head of Fighter Relations Jeremy Lappen on Monday were not immediately returned. Additionally, terms of the deal, including whether or not the contract is exclusive, were not disclosed.

Alessio, a former UFC and PRIDE fighter, could become an immediate contender for the organization's 170-pound title, which was won by Jake Shields this past weekend.

With his quick submission victory of Nick Thompson, Shields had defeated about the only legitimate contender currently under contract to the California-based EliteXC. And with the UFC's stronghold on the division -- Shields and Carlos Condit are the only non-UFC fighters in most current top-10 rankings -- few free agents were available.

Alessio most recently defeated Pete Spratt at a boxing/MMA show in Las Vegas. The Alessio-Spratt fight headlined the MMA portion of the event. Alessio ended it in the second round with a rear-naked choke.

Last month Alessio told TAGG Radio, MMAjunkie.com's official radio partner, that he wanted to avenge a recent loss to Brock Larson. Alessio hit his opponent with a low knee, and Larson was unable to continue

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Now granted John Alessio has won 5 of his last 6 fights.

And the loss in that streak was a DQ from an illegal knee, but is Alessio really good?

Is he worth the money for a 3 fight deal?

I've never seen him fight before, but I've seen his statistics and it's not too impressive.

Maybe I'm jumping the gun thinking that this is a waste of money but, that's what it looks like.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lurch has a little shameless behaviour in the pastLurch has a little shameless behaviour in the past
He's had several WEC and UFC fights, don't you watch WEC?
Any fighter that has been in the WEC or UFC is good for the other organizations, plain and simple.
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He's had several WEC and UFC fights, don't you watch WEC?
Any fighter that has been in the WEC or UFC is good for the other organizations, plain and simple.


I remember the fight that he lost in the WEC, I didn't see it though. I just remember the other guy saying something about Alessio being a pretty boy.

It's hard for me to watch the WECs old fights on VS because I've seen most of them and I really only enjoy watching a few of their fighters.

I just don't like his losses. He doesn't look worth the money if they spent alot on him.
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