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Former UFC and Bellator fighter Alessio Sakara joins BKFC



Former UFC fighter and current Bellator fighter Alessio Sakara has signed a multifight contract with BKFC.


BKFC made the announcement on Wednesday. Sakara is still under contract with Bellator, but he is allowed to compete in bareknuckle boxing. For his debut, no opponent or time have been chosen.


From 2005 through 2013, the Italian fought in the UFC. In 2016, he signed a contract with Bellator, where he has since competed six matches, going 4-2.


Sakara competed for the Bellator middleweight championship during that time, but was defeated by the champion Rafael Carvalho in 2017. He last competed at Bellator 230 in Milan, when he defeated Canaan Grigsby in the opening round.


Sakara has a professional record of 8-1 in boxing and has expertise in both MMA and that boxing. His final professional boxing match was in 2009. It will be interesting to see who his first opponent will be as he has called out many big names recently.

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