UFC 101: Thales Leites vs Alessio Sakara

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Looking to come back after his disappointing performance at UFC 97, Thales Leites will replace the injured Rousimar Palhares against Alessio Sakara at UFC 101 in Philadelphia, according to InTheGuard.

“What is most important is getting back to fighting as soon as possible …. I know that I didn’t fight well, that things didn’t go as I wanted against Anderson Silva, so nothing is better than starting again.”

“I only face a guy with Grappling as my main weapon … I know that the expectations will be enormous, because now I need to show that I deserve another shot at the title. But this is good, it will give more motivation.”

Palhares broke his leg in training and is not expected to compete again until the end of the year.

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UFC 101: Rousimar Palhares Out Against Alessio Sakara With Broken Leg

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Rousimar Palhares (9-2) has had to withdraw from his UFC 101 bout with Alessio Sakara, due to a broken leg suffered while training. He underwent surgery on Thursday night, according to intheguard.tv.

Their is no word if Sakara will remain on the card.

Palhares trainer Murilo Bustamante had this to say:

“Probably, he will be fighting again before the end of 2009 …. But right now, I can tell that Sakara is the luckiest man in the world. Rousimar won’t fight in August 8 for sure.” [MMAWeekly]

Palhares most recently completed at UFC 93, talking the unanimous decision over MMA veteran Jeremy Horn.

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UFN 15 “Diaz vs. Neer” Results LIVE

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UFC Fight Night 15 “Diaz vs. Neer” is set to lead off the debut of season 8 of the ultimate fighter reality series on SpikeTV. The anticipated fight card is headlined by The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner Nate Diaz taking MMA veteran Josh Neer. Also anchoring the card is the lightweight superfight between Clay “The Carpenter” Guida and TUF 6 winner Mac Danzig.

The preliminary bouts are scheduled to begin at 5:45 pm ET with the televised portion of the card to follow on Spike TV at 5 pm ET.

UFN 15 Results after the JUMP

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