Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara slated for UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden

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grappler0000
1/5/12 12:35:33PM
Two top middleweights looking to gain some momentum in the division will meet in April.

Fresh off pivotal losses, contenders Brian Stann (11-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Alessio Sakara (15-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) look to regroup when they meet in the headliner of UFC on FUEL TV 2.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with event sources that verbal agreements are in place for the fight, which takes place in Sweden.

The bout, which UFC officials first confirmed with Swedish site mmanytt.se, takes place April 14 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The entire card is expected to air on the FOX-owned FUEL TV...

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FastKnockout
1/5/12 12:39:19PM
Poor_ Franklin mentioned this fight yesterday. Glad to see he was right.
Chael_Sonnen
1/5/12 12:56:31PM
Sakara is getting KTFO Semper Fi style
Theoutlaw08
1/5/12 1:21:45PM
I'm a big fan of this fight. I've always liked Sakara. I hope he can pull out a win. It will be a tough one. I could see Stann getting an early KO
airkerma
1/5/12 1:22:13PM
Stann all day on this one.
KungFuMaster
1/5/12 1:29:08PM
I love this match up.

Both Stann and Sakara like to stand. You have a heavy hitting striker versus a polished technical striker - this fight should be entertaining.

Don't know who to pick just yet. I'll let my heart decide later.
NE-1
1/5/12 1:31:48PM
Sakara has far superior technique in the stand up game. He should be able to outbox Stan.

That being said his chin is questionable and if Stan finds it he wins. If Sakara had that one shot KO power I'd have him taking this one. He doesn't though.


Stan wins
KungFuMaster
1/5/12 1:41:25PM

Posted by NE-1

Sakara has far superior technique in the stand up game. He should be able to outbox Stan.

That being said his chin is questionable and if Stan finds it he wins. If Sakara had that one shot KO power I'd have him taking this one. He doesn't though.


Stan wins



Sakara's chin has been one of his short comings. He has great boxing - perhaps one of the best in MMA. I like for him to expand his training to include wrestling and JJ. He does not need to be an expert in those two areas but he should become familiar with it to the point where he can defend take downs and submissions.
sparky
1/5/12 1:51:42PM
Stann should win this fight. Sakara has solid stand up but his weakness is his chin and Stann will test it!!!!

BuffaloDave
1/5/12 1:52:43PM
Stann will cause Legionarius to wipe his blood off on a ref again.
NE-1
1/5/12 1:53:12PM

Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by NE-1

Sakara has far superior technique in the stand up game. He should be able to outbox Stan.

That being said his chin is questionable and if Stan finds it he wins. If Sakara had that one shot KO power I'd have him taking this one. He doesn't though.


Stan wins



Sakara's chin has been one of his short comings. He has great boxing - perhaps one of the best in MMA. I like for him to expand his training to include wrestling and JJ. He does not need to be an expert in those two areas but he should become familiar with it to the point where he can defend take downs and submissions.




His wrestling is def weak, however, his JJ is actually pretty good. I've trained with him in the past and he's no lame duck. He's just a guy that loves to duke it out, live and die by the sword.
shaneTpain
1/5/12 2:01:16PM
Wouldnt be surprised if Alessio got the upset
prozacnation1978
1/5/12 2:14:25PM
If this is the main event. It just shows how bad the ufc has watered down the events.
I talked too a ufc employee
There are two more fight nights in may as well as two more in june. April 21st will be a pay per view as well as july 7th in vegas will be ufc 149

150 won't be in vegas
Budgellism
1/5/12 2:43:05PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Poor_ Franklin mentioned this fight yesterday. Glad to see he was right.



Good job posting this before mmajunkie, bloodyelbow and mmamania P_F

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Poor_Franklin
1/5/12 3:00:37PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by FastKnockout

Poor_ Franklin mentioned this fight yesterday. Glad to see he was right.



Good job posting this before mmajunkie, bloodyelbow and mmamania P_F

The Playground knows all



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BeeR
1/5/12 6:42:20PM
Sakara has always been one of my favourite under the radar fighters.
gonna be a good scrap
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