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Old 03-09-2010, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sakara vs Irvine Promoted, completes UFC on Versus

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A potential slugfest between Alessio Sakara (14-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and James Irvin (14-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has been promoted to main-card status at UFC on Versus 1 and brings to four the number of televised bouts for the event, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with event officials.

UFC on Versus 1 takes place Sunday March 21 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.

It's the first UFC card televised live on the cable channel, and light heavyweights Brandon Vera and Jon Jones fight in the evening's main event.

Irvin has been absent from the octagon since July 2008, when current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva knocked him out in 61 seconds in the promotion's first stab at counter-promotion, UFC Fight Night 14, which countered Affliction Entertainment's debut event.

Irvin's career to date has been plagued by injuries. This past May, he was forced to withdraw from a fight at UFC 98 against Drew McFedries due to a knee injury. Then, three months later, he re-injured the knee in preparation for a fight against Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102 and was benched until early this year. Irvin lost in his octagon debut at UFC 51 but later sealed his spot in highlight-reel heaven when he knocked out Terry Martin with a vicious flying knee at UFC 54.

Sakara, meanwhile, is recently mended from an undisclosed injury that forced him to withdraw from a scheduled fight with Rousimar Palhares at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale this past December. Prior to that, the Italian put together his first consecutive UFC wins by besting Thales Leites on points at UFC 101 and knocking out Joe Vedepo by head kick at UFC Fight Night 15. The American Top Team fighter looks to make it three in a row when he meets Irvin.

The full UFC on Versus 1 card now includes:

MAIN CARD
Jon Jones vs. Brandon Vera
Junior Dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Paul Buentello vs. Cheick Kongo
James Irvin vs. Alessio Sakara
PRELIMINARY CARD
Shannon Gugerty vs. Clay Guida
Eliot Marshall vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
John Howard vs. Daniel Roberts
Chase Gormley vs. Brendan Schaub
Julio Paulino vs. Mike Pierce
Jason Brilz vs. Eric Schafer
Darren Elkins vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig*
* - Not officially announced
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Two Words: HELL. YES.

I've always liked Sakara, he's always coming to bang. May not be the best fighter ever but when he's on he's hard to beat and he always fights his heart out. WAR LEGIONARIUS!
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree with the 'HELL YES' this fight will be be good. Wonder how Irvins cut will go?
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Lets see what kind of a game plan he puts together.

BTW: He prolly has one of the baddest tats in the game...
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Jeez, how long has it been since Irvin fought last time?
And including the first cut to 185, this really makes me pick Sakara as the favorite.
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Cool. Should be a good fight, but I was a lot more interested in seeing "The Janitor" vs Eliot Marshall.
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Why is Guida not on the main card? I am not happy a about that.

And nlthaboss Irvin hasn't fought since Silva knocked him out so the time Fedor was choking Sylvia out and back when Affliction was still promising.
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Why is Guida not on the main card? I am not happy a about that.

And nlthaboss Irvin hasn't fought since Silva knocked him out so the time Fedor was choking Sylvia out and back when Affliction was still promising.
cuz Guida has some of the most boring fights ever?

he managed to take one of the best rounds ever and try to make that into a boring fight aswell.

His fight vs Nate was a joke.

He is a joke.

Besides that, yea, Clay should be on the main card. :P

Did that loss to Anderson crush James that much?? he hasnt fought and he moved down?? why?? if losing to Anderson meant ppl should move down everybody would be 170 or less nowadays.
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cuz Guida has some of the most boring fights ever?

he managed to take one of the best rounds ever and try to make that into a boring fight aswell.

His fight vs Nate was a joke.

He is a joke.

Besides that, yea, Clay should be on the main card. :P

Did that loss to Anderson crush James that much?? he hasnt fought and he moved down?? why?? if losing to Anderson meant ppl should move down everybody would be 170 or less nowadays.
A) No.

B) No, he's been plagued with injuries. Read the damn article, Jesus.
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When it comes to him cuting weight to MW he has was sospe to move down almost a year ago so his body hsould b adept to it by now unless hes just been stiing on his ass which i dont think its true should b a good fight Pure Fireworks
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A) No.

B) No, he's been plagued with injuries. Read the damn article, Jesus.
thx 4 a stupid one word answer... really brought home on the point that Clay Guida belongs on the main card. Maybe you like watching him try to hug ppl to death, i dont.

as for reading the article... it doesnt say why he moved down so if you wanna be a bitter smart ass at least make sense. thx.
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