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Alessio Sakara

Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara

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  • Name: Alessio Sakara
  • MMA Record: 18-11-0, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Legionarius
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1981.09.02
  • Last Fight: December 10, 2016 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 203.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $173,000 USD
  • Born: Rome, Italy
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Miami, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Alessio Sakara MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Br Rafael Carvalho
18-11-0 14-1-0

It Bellator 189: Carvalho vs. Sakara
Main Event | Title Match | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.12.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:20 Round 1 of 3

Us Joey Beltran
17-11-0 17-13-0

It Bellator 168: Sakara vs. Beltran
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.12.10
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 203.6 lbs (92.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:29 Round 2 of 3, 7:29 Total

Us Brian Rogers
16-11-0 12-8-0

It Bellator 152: Pitbull vs. Souza
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2016.04.16
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 203.9 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
1:32 Round 1 of 3

Lb Dib Akil
15-11-0 2-2-0

At Final Fight Championship 19: Austria
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.09.18
Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Grant Waterman
No Contest | KO/TKO | Injury
3:20 Round 1 of 3

Pl Maciej Browarski
15-11-0 11-6-0

At Final Fight Championship 16
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.12.06
Weigh-In: 204.6 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Zlatko Klarić | Injuries Sustained: Torn Biceps
Cancelled Bout Maciej Browarski Final Fight Championship 15 2014.11.21
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Cancelled Bout Magnus Cedenblad UFC UFN 30 2013.10.26
Reason: Cedenblad Injury
Cancelled Bout Tom Watson UFC UFN 30 2013.10.26
Reason: Watson Injury
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:07 Round 1 of 3

Se Nico Musoke
15-10-0 10-2-1

Gb UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#41 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC Fight Night 30 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Patrick Cote UFC 158 2013.03.16
Reason: Sakara Kidney Issues
Loss | Disqualificaton
1:26 Round 1 of 3

Ca Patrick Cote
15-9-0 17-8-0

Ca UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.11.17
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:26 Round 1 of 3

Us Brian Stann
15-8-0 11-4-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 2: Silva vs. Gustafsson
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.04.14
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#42 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Cancelled Bout Jorge Rivera UFC 133 2011.08.06
Reason: Sakara Torn ACL
Cancelled Bout Rafael Natal UFC on Versus 3 2011.03.03
Reason: Natal Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Maiquel Falcão UFC on Versus 3 2011.03.03
Reason: Falcao Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Weidman
15-7-0 4-0-0

Us UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.03.03
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Cancelled Bout Jorge Rivera UFC 122 2010.11.13
Reason: Sakara Illness
Cancelled Bout Jorge Rivera UFC 118 2010.08.28
Reason: Rivera Broken Arm
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:01 Round 1 of 3

Us James Irvin
14-7-0 14-5-0

Us UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.03.21
Odds: +113 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 ($21K Base, $21K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Rousimar Palhares UFC 101 2009.08.08
Reason: Palhares Broken Leg
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Thales Leites
13-7-0 14-2-0

Us UFC 101: Declaration
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.08.08
Odds: +295 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Jake Rosholt UFC UFN 17 2009.02.07
Reason: Sakara Shoulder Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
1:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Vedepo
12-7-0 7-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.09.17
Odds: -136 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $64,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus, $30K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC Fight Night 15 Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:16 Round 1 of 3

Us Chris Leben
12-6-0 17-4-0

Us UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.03.01
Odds: +128 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $17,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC 82 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:30 Round 1 of 3

Us James Lee
11-6-0 14-2-0

Gb UFC 80: Rapid Fire
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.01.19
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Us Houston Alexander
11-5-0 7-1-0

Gb UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC 75 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:44 Round 1 of 3

Ca Victor Valimaki
10-5-0 9-3-0

Gb UFC 70: Nations Collide
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.04.21
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Wilson Gouveia UFC 65 2006.11.18
Reason: Gouveia Withdrew
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:07 Round 1 of 3

Us Drew McFedries
10-4-0 4-1-0

Us UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.11.18
Odds: -605 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:20 Round 1 of 3

Us Dean Lister
10-3-0 7-4-0

Us UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.05.27
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Au Elvis Sinosic
9-3-0 5-8-2

Us UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2006.02.04
Odds: -392 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
No Contest
0:00 Round 2 of 3, 5:00 Total

Us Ron Faircloth
9-3-0 19-11-0

Us UFC 55: Fury
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2005.10.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Frank Amaugou

It Italy Regional

2005.02.19
Win | KO/TKO

Hu Tihomir Bruner

It Italy Regional

2004.11.20
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br Assuério Silva

Br Jungle Fight

2004.10.23
Win | KO/TKO

Br Eduardo Maiorino

Br Real Fight

2004.07.30
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Rafael Tatu

Br Meca World Value Tudo

2003.08.01
Win | Decision

Damien Riccio

It Italy Regional

2003.05.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

David Mortelette

It Resa dei Conti

2002.12.20
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ru Roman Zentsov

Ru M-1 Global

2002.11.15
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Adam Woolmer

Gb Cage Warriors

2002.07.27
Loss | Submission | Choke

Simon Holmes

Gb Cage Warriors

2002.07.27
Win | KO/TKO

Di Clementi

It Italy Regional

2002.06.21
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mastioli Mastioli

It Italy Regional

2002.06.21

Alessio Sakara Wiki Update Wiki

A prominent striker training out of the famed American Top Team camp in Coconut Creek, Florida, Alessio “Legionarius” Sakara ran his record to 9-3 prior to his UFC debut in 2005. Although he has had mixed results in his UFC career, Sakara has never been cut from the promotion, having defeated notables such as Elvis Sinosic, Thales Leites, and James Irvin during his time in the Octagon.  Of his fifteen wins, eleven have been finishes including nine T/KOs. He earned the "Knockout of the Night" bonus when he landed a head kick against Joe Vedepo in 2008 


A talented boxer who has trained in the art since the age of 11, Sakara rarely takes fights to the ground. He will sometimes findhimself in trouble on the feet, though, due to a highly aggressive striking style. Proudly bearing the words “Legionarius Roma” across his heavily tattooed back, Sakara can generally be counted on for a slugfest.


Sakara was able to string a together a three fight winning streak heading into 2010 Despite this, he is currently riding a three fight losing streak, though the last of these was a contentious DQ loss to Patrick Cote at UFC 154. During the fight, Sakara rallied back from an early assault by Cote and had the Canadian veteran in serious trouble but landed a series of shots to the back of Cote's head, leading to the disqualification. A planned rematch at UFC 158 was scratched when Sakara had to pull out due to kidney problems. He next was scheduled to fight Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 30. Although it looked like Sakara had the clear advantage early, he was submitted by a lightening fast armbar in the first round. This was a must win fight for Sakara since he was already on a three loss streak and has not won a fight since March, 2010. It is likely that he will be cut from the UFC.

It was reported the week of December 16th 2013 that after going 0-4 in his last four fights, Alessio Sakara was released from the UFC. 

If Sakara decides to continue his fighting career, it will be the first time since 2005 that he has fought outside the Octagon. 

Last updated 12.20.2013, 1:28 PM ET
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