The UFC confirmed an additional bout headed UFC 116 bound, which includes a middleweight battle between Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt against Alessio ‘Legionarius’ Sakara.
Marquardt was one fight away from acquiring his second title shot against current 185-pound champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Unfortunately for Marquardt, he fell short to Chael Sonnen at UFC 109. Although Sonnen is now next in line to face Silva at UFC 117, Marquardt will look to quickly jump right back into the race for a chance at the belt.
American Top Team’s Sakara on the other hand has his dreams set as well because a victory over Marquardt will put him at the top of the middleweight division. The Italian MMA fighter holds three consecutive wins and he’ll sure be looking for his fourth victory on July 3rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas.