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Rafael Natal Out; UFC Newcomer Chris Weidman Meets Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3

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Chris Weidman

– 4-0-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 TKO, 1 Sub, 1 Decision Victory

– Notable Wins: Uriah Hall

Alessio Sakara

15-7-0 MMA/ 6-4 UFC Record

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: James Lee, Thales Leites, James Irvin

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For the second time in a few months, Alessio Sakara will get another opponent change for UFC on Versus 3. Rafael Natal suffered a knee injury while training, so UFC newcomer Chris Weidman will get a shot in the big leagues in his place. UFC on Versus 3 takes place on March 3rd at the KFC Yum! Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. A welterweight match-up between Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez serves as the main event of the evening.

Highly-touted prospect, Chris Weidman makes his UFC debut with just four previous professional fights. All four fights were with the New Jersey based promotion, Ring of Combat. Weidman is a two-time Division I All-American wrestler out of Hofstra University, and trains with Matt Serra at the Serra-Longo Fight Team in New York. He made his professional debut February of 2009, and has since gone 4-0 with two TKO and one submission victories.

Alessio Sakara has suprised many observers lately, putting together his first three-fight win streak since 2004. Injuries has plagued his career as of late, only fighting three times in a little over two years. Sakara has beaten Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites (by controversial decision), and James Irvin during his latest win streak.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Maiquel Falcao Out; Rafael Natal in versus Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3

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Rafael Natal

– 12-3-1 MMA/ 0-1-1 UFC Record

– 1 Win, 1 Loss, 1 Draw in last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Travis Lutter, Danillo Villefort

Alessio Sakara

15-7-0 MMA/ 6-4 UFC Record

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: James Lee, Thales Leites, James Irvin

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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UFC 124 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Georges St-Pierre def. Josh Koscheck via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – retains welterweight title
  • Stefan Struve def. Sean McCorkle via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:55
  • Jim Miller def. Charles Oliveira via submission (kneebar) – Round 1, 1:59
  • Mac Danzig def. Joe Stevenson via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:54
  • Thiago Alves def. John Howard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Dan Miller def. Joe Doerksen via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Mark Bocek def. Dustin Hazelett via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:33
  • Rafael Natal and Jesse Bongfeldt fight to a majority draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-28)
  • Sean Pierson def. Matt Riddle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Ricardo Almeida def. T.J. Grant via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • John Makdessi def. Pat Audinwood via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
 
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Posted by on December 12, 2010 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Jason MacDonald Out; Jesse Bongfeldt in versus Rafael Natal at UFC 124

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Jesse Bongfeldt

– 21-7-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 7 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: TJ Grant, Sean Pierson

Rafael Natal

– 12-3-0 MMA/ 0-1 UFC Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Travis Lutter, Danillo Villefort

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Jason MacDonald vs Rafael Natal Targeted for UFC 124

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Jason MacDonald

– 24-14-0 MMA/ 5-6 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Matt Horwich, Jason Lambert, Joe Doerksen

Rafael Natal

– 12-3-0 MMA/ 0-1 UFC Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Travis Lutter, Danillo Villefort

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC Fight Night 22 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Nate Marquardt def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:28
  • Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:25
  • Jim Miller def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Cole Miller def. Ross Pearson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:49

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Yves Edwards def. John Gunderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Kyle Kingsbury def. Jared Hamman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Dave Branch def. Tomasz Drwal via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Rich Attonito def. Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Brian Foster def. Forrest Petz via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:07
 
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Posted by on September 17, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Rich Attonito vs Rafael Natal Added to UFC Fight Night 22

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Rich Attonito

– 8-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jamie Yager

Rafael Natal

– 12-2-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Travis Lutter, Danillo Villefort

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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