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Bellator signs UFC veteran Alessio Sakara to fight in Torino, Italy, on April 16

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“Legionarious” will soon return home …

Bellator dropped a bombshell recently, announcing that the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has for the first time ever booked three international events for 2016.

And it certainly helps to have native, well-known fighters in tow when traveling abroad.

So when Bellator MMA hits hits Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy, on April 16, 2016 — which was made possible thanks to an agreement with Oktagon Kickboxing President Carlo Di Blasi — it plans to bring in 15-fight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, Alessio Sakara.

Bellator signs ex-UFC middleweight Alessio Sakara https://t.co/Z25FeXsOvy pic.twitter.com/a5q0f6BJEY

— theScore MMA (@theScoreMMA) November 27, 2015

Sakara (17-11, 2 NC MMA / 8-1 Boxing) will fight an opponent to be determined at a later date. “Legionarious” has traditionally competed at Middleweight, but his last fight in September was a first round technical knockout victory over Dib Akil in Linz, Austria, as a Light Heavyweight.

Company president, Scott Coker, spoke about the Italian connenction at a press conference in Paris:

“We are very excited to be working side by side with my friend Carlo Di Blasi and his team. Carlo is a great ally, and someone who I admire for all of the ….View original article

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