Death of father forces Alessio Sakara out of UFC 116 bout

Alessio Sakara will remain in Italy for now following the death of his father, making funeral arrangements and spending time with his family and hopes to make a return in August.

Sakara was scheduled for July’s UFC 116 event and a planned bout with Nate Marquardt.

Sakara’s manager, Dan Lambert revealed the news today to MMAJunkie.com.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.

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