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Nate Marquardt vs. Alessio Sakara added to UFC 116

The finishing touches are currently being put in place to make a middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara official for UFC 116.

The news of the bout was recently reported by

UFC 116 is expected to take place on July 3 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas while airing live on pay-per-view. Brock Lesnar is slated to face off with Shane Carwin in the main event of the evening to crown an undisputed UFC heavyweight champion.

Marquardt will be entering the match-up on the heels of a one-sided unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Chael Sonnen after going on a three-fight winning streak in the UFC middleweight division, while Sakara will be looking to improve upon a three fight win streak in the UFC that has included victories over the likes of Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites and James Irvin.

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