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The last time we saw Alessio Sakara in the Octagon was on January 19th, when he scored an impressive victory over James Lee by TKO in the first round. Prior to the bout, Sakara said it would be his last at 205 pounds. Now only 41 days later and 20 pounds lighter, "Legionarius" returns to action, taking on UFC veteran Chris Leben in what will be his first fight at 185 pounds.

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Post #1   2/23/08 11:32:41PM   

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185 is the new 170 more any more fighters going into it but yet none can beat the top 3 guys... you got Hendo Silva and Franklan that are 2-3 levels above everyone else in the weight class...



I have a feeling we are gonna see the belt merry go round..


Silva to Hendo to Rich to Silva to Hendo to Rich

Post #2   2/23/08 11:48:58PM   

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To me Sakara is the most disapointing fighter of 07, now he wants to try out 185 against the crippler. Not a wise chioce IMO. this one ends in a hurry and very violently with leben puting serious hands on Sakara's face

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I hope Sakara wins. And wait, Sakara is the most disapointing fighter?? He went 2-1 in 2007!!

Once again I have Sakara winning via his inkwork.

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I think Leben hurts him and then subs him in the first round.

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20 pounds dropped in only 41 days.

Will Sakara's power transfer down to this new weight class? I hope so and hopefully he can put Leben down........and out

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Since it is obvious he's been planning this drop in weight and prob'ly did it right, KO/TKO 1st RD for Sakara. He's a much better fighter than leben and the drop in weight should work as a plus for him. More I think about it, maybe he pounds on him til the 2nd.

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Posted by candynuts

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Once again I have Sakara winning via his inkwork.



by far he has the best tattoo i've seen. My buddies and i are always saying it's a tie between him and The Snowman's tattoos of who's are better.

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Posted by JimiMak

Since it is obvious he's been planning this drop in weight and prob'ly did it right, KO/TKO 1st RD for Sakara. He's a much better fighter than leben and the drop in weight should work as a plus for him. More I think about it, maybe he pounds on him til the 2nd.



is it just me, i might be wrong, but wasn't Alessio a HW at one point?

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Posted by RMFG_187


Posted by JimiMak

Since it is obvious he's been planning this drop in weight and prob'ly did it right, KO/TKO 1st RD for Sakara. He's a much better fighter than leben and the drop in weight should work as a plus for him. More I think about it, maybe he pounds on him til the 2nd.



is it just me, i might be wrong, but wasn't Alessio a HW at one point?



Idk, but if so he's way too small, I can see why he's dropped one category and maybe a second. I think he'll make a great (and heavy) MW.

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Posted by babytater03


Posted by candynuts

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Once again I have Sakara winning via his inkwork.



by far he has the best tattoo i've seen. My buddies and i are always saying it's a tie between him and The Snowman's tattoos of who's are better.



I like Allessio's but the Snowman's are pretty ghetto. Almost jail like, but i think they're just "street" tat's kinda the same thing. To me Jeff doesn't have real good ones. Agree that Sakara's look good tho.

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I am a huge fan of "Legionarius" (and a fan of Leben as well).
I would love to see Sakara win but I really don't think he will be able to bang for very long with Leben. Sakara has a huge KO button on his chin. I see an early KO win big Chris Leben. Middle 1st round or early 2nd round. For Legionarius to win he is going to have to "get in and get out"...and avoid Leben's heavy hands in the process.

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Although I have no "beef" with Sakara like most people around on these forums...lol! I am still picking Leben because I think he's just better. Not that Sakara isn't going to get better with his new camp. But Leben is just better at this point.

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Posted by Tein_Lung

185 is the new 170 more any more fighters going into it but yet none can beat the top 3 guys... you got Hendo Silva and Franklan that are 2-3 levels above everyone else in the weight class...



I have a feeling we are gonna see the belt merry go round..


Silva to Hendo to Rich to Silva to Hendo to Rich



I don't see Hendo losing to Rich.

Post #14   2/24/08 5:00:12PM