Alexander vs.Sakara Ufc 75

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TOMMYAYO05
6/29/07 7:59:04PM
This found at Ufcjunkie.com (would not let me insert web link)

Promising UFC newcomer Houston Alexander (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will face UFC veteran Alessio Sakara (11-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 75 in September, according to Alexander’s camp.

Earlier today, UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) debunked recent rumors that Alexander would instead face light heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 1 Forrest Griffin. The rumors surfaced from alleged comments Alexander made at a regional MMA show this past weekend.

Instead, Alexander has agreed to fight Sakara, who most recently defeated Victor Valimaki with a swift first-round TKO at UFC 70. Both fighters are expected to sign fight papers next week to make the bout official.

Last month at UFC 71, Alexander — a 6-to-1 underdog — defeated the heavily favored Keith Jardine with a quick and stunning first-round knockout. The Omaha, Neb. DJ and hip-hop school lecturer hasn’t lost a professional fight in more than six years.

He’ll now take on Sakara. Earlier this month, UFCjunkie.com announced that the Italian boxer was expected to appear on the UFC 75 card, which takes place in London.

Before his UFC 70 victory, Sakara had lost two in a row (to Dean Lister and Drew McFedries). In previous UFC fights, he defeated Elvis Sinosic and earned a no-contest (groin kick) with Ron Faircloth. He’ll now go for the first back-to-back UFC victories of his career.

UFC 75 takes place at The O2 arena on Sept. 22.

TOMMYAYO05
6/29/07 8:30:44PM
Im leetin all u fools know that Alexander is a beast and he is gonna dominate this.
e-thug
6/29/07 9:32:58PM
Nice fight, a guarenteed KO in that fight.
richieb19
6/29/07 9:40:09PM
Sakara is gonna knock him out cold, anyone who thinks otherwise based on Houston's performance against Jardine is delusional...
Sam_Rothstein
6/29/07 10:22:37PM
really? what a shitty fight

last time sakara went against a dangerous striker he got knocked the **** out

so lets put him up against another dangerous striker! hahaha


alexander by ko in the first
richieb19
6/29/07 11:38:22PM

Posted by Sam_Rothstein

really? what a shitty fight

last time sakara went against a dangerous striker he got knocked the **** out

so lets put him up against another dangerous striker! hahaha


alexander by ko in the first

You realize that Sakara is the dangerous striker in this fight right? He was handling McFedries the whole fight till he got caught...
KingKash
6/30/07 2:18:53PM
I am looking forward to watching someone getting knockout. My pick is Sakara to knockout Alexander. Jardine was over rated and his stand up is not as good as Sakara. Alexander caught Jardine, but will not be able to do the same with Sakara.
buckndro
6/30/07 2:27:46PM
Both are great stand up fighters an both have TKO power should be a good fight prolly ending with someone slipping an getting TKO'd im go for alexander
MisFiT
6/30/07 2:32:10PM
Wow what an awesome fight.
Sam_Rothstein
6/30/07 3:35:17PM

Posted by richieb19


Posted by Sam_Rothstein

really? what a shitty fight

last time sakara went against a dangerous striker he got knocked the **** out

so lets put him up against another dangerous striker! hahaha


alexander by ko in the first

You realize that Sakara is the dangerous striker in this fight right? He was handling McFedries the whole fight till he got caught...



he was handling mcfedries the whole fight?

we must of have been watching different fights because the mcfedries vs sakara match i saw sakara was knocked out in the first round
nastshabast
7/1/07 6:17:14PM
sweet
Lethal
7/1/07 6:24:50PM
Personally, I think that the Alexander vs. Jardine fight was the biggest underdog upset, even more than the cro cop, serra, and liddell
Metafour
7/1/07 8:38:44PM

Posted by richieb19

Sakara is gonna knock him out cold, anyone who thinks otherwise based on Houston's performance against Jardine is delusional...


I totally agree. Sakara has a very strong background in boxing and was an italian champion. His striking is better than many fighters in the UFC in any division right now. I can almost guarantee that both of these guys are going to stand up and bang anyways and I don't see Alexander coming out on top.
kevietre
7/2/07 12:20:46AM
Houston pulled off an upset against Jardine but who has seen any of his other fights? He stepped up and brought it to Keith for sure but we'll find out if thats the type of fighter he is everytime when we see him next.

(To contradict myself, I think he'll beat Sakara)
Sam_Rothstein
7/2/07 3:51:44AM
yeah i guess it does depend on which houston alexander shows up

i actually saw him at a local event here in iowa, one of my friends from my high school was on the card and a few other people from my city where in this event headlined by houston alexander (this was over 2 years ago and noone had any idea who he was)

well to make a long story short his opponent was this bum from washington named demian the coroner decorah who sports a 16-22 record, it ended up going to a decision, and at no time in that fight did i see the guy who knocked out keith jardine

the crazy thing was if you told me 2 of the guys on the card would make it to the ufc i wouldnt believe you

1 being houston alexander and the other being a kid from my neighborhood who people called the next josh neer (jeremy stephens)

if houston comes out with the same intensity it might be too much for sakara who doesnt have the best chin as mcfedries showed
cmill21
7/2/07 4:03:07AM
Houstons just a puncher. I picked him in this fight simply because he's obviously got incredible power, and I think he'll win this fight then fade away after a couple losses.
TOMMYAYO05
7/2/07 9:40:46PM
Alexander is takin this fight they brought him in as a steppin stone for Jardine after Jardines big fight against forrest,so i think Alexander is a force to be wrecken with definetley not an easy opponet.
StevieC
7/3/07 3:43:04PM
I see this as a downgrade to Alexander's last fight...


I don't get this fight...

Why Sakara? Why not Machida, Griffin or Lambert or someone like that hell even Babalu! Babalu vs. David Heath....what a joke..

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