Nate Marquardt vs. Alessio Sakara at UFC 116 in July

A middleweight fight between former number one contender, Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara is on the board for UFC 116 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 3rd, 2010.

Showdown Joe confirmed the bout via Twitter saying both fighters have been contacted by the promotion over the possibility of the fight.

Marquardt is coming off a loss to Chael Sonnen at UFC 109: Relentless in February.

As for Sakara, he last defeated James Irvin in the first round via TKO at UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones in March.

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