Pro MMA Record

"Legionarius"

20-13-0

Alessio Sakara

Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara

Photo Source:  

Fighter Details

  • Name: Alessio Sakara
  • Pro MMA Record: 20-13-0, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Legionarius
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 1981-09-02 | Date of Birth: 1981.09.02
  • Last Fight: October 12, 2019 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $173,000 USD
  • Born: Rome, Italy
  • Fighting out of: Miami, Florida
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Alessio Sakara ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

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
Wiki Contributors:

Alessio Sakara News View All

Rawlings has a possible landing spot, but the others may not. | ... (2021-07-12 14:00:00 -0400)
Bellator MMA Bellator’s roster is now 18 fighters light... (2021-07-11 19:00:00 -0400)
MMA Fighters who have Boxed Professionally In Part 1 of Boxing – MMA Crossover,... (2021-06-17 14:26:54 -0400)
Israel Adesanya punches Marvin Vettori at their UFC on FOX 29 en... (2021-06-12 10:00:00 -0400)
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Former UFC fighter Paig... (2021-01-09 13:00:00 -0500)
Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images ... (2021-01-06 17:00:00 -0500)
  • MMAFighting.com : Four fighters released from UFC roster, including Roosevelt Roberts
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White to Jake Paul: 'Go fight somebody your own size,' stop asking for Jorge Masvidal
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Watch Bellator 266 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMA Junkie
  • MMAFighting.com : Watch Bellator 266 weigh-in video live now
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Will Yoel Romero win Bellator gold after coming up short in UFC?
  • MMAFighting.com : Phil Davis plans to ‘just create fireworks’ against Yoel Romero: ‘It’s a bucket list fight for me’
  • MMA Weekly : Alex Polizzi plans to keep the pressure on Grant Neal at Bellator 266
  • MMA Junkie : Video: UFC Fight Night 192 weigh-in, faceoff highlights
  • MMAFighting.com : Details reportedly emerge on new MMA promotion World Fight League
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 192 predictions: Who's picking Ryan Spann to beat Anthony Smith?
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 37 face-offs video: Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 192 faceoff video: Ryan Spann won't look at Anthony Smith
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 37 weigh-in results: Anthony Smith, Ryan Spann on weight for main event, one fighter misses
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 192 video: Anthony Smith, Ryan Spann make weight for main event
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 37 weigh-in results & video: Smith vs. Spann
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 192 breakdown: Can underdog Ryan Spann survive battle-tested Anthony Smith?
  • UFC.com : Raquel Pennington: 'Be Careful What You Wish For'
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 37 live results: Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann
  • UFC.com : Carlos Condit Announces His Retirement From MMA
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 266 predictions: Who's taking Yoel Romero over ex-champ Phil Davis?