Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Kentucky

Italian heavy hitter, Alessio Sakara and promotional newcomer, Chris Weidman will meet in a middleweight bout at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Kentucky on March 3rd, 2011. Weidman will replace the injured Rafael Natal in this one, who in turn stepped in for the injured Maiquel Falcao earlier this year.

Sakara is riding a three-fight win streak inside the octagon including victories over Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites and most recently, a knockout win against James Irvin at UFC on Versus 2 in March. He was due to face Jorge Rivera at UFC 122 before illness ruled him out.

Weidman will be a serious test for Sakara especially in the wrestling department after defeating the likes of Ryan Bader and Phil Davis while competing as a two-time division one All American in the past.

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