At "UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami," middleweights Jorge Rivera (19-7) and Alessio Sakara (15-7) will do battle in a bout that is bound to excite fans with fireworks. Rivera will be looking to extend his winning streak to four, while Sakara will be looking to add to a three-fight winning streak of his own.
The bout between the two was originally scheduled for UFC 118, however, Rivera was forced off of the card after suffering a broken arm.
In the pre-fight hype videos, Rivera has said that he hopes to break Sakara's arm or "break his will."
Rivera and Sakara have combined for a total of 22 knockout victories. If that is not an indication for the type of slugfest we can expect to see, I don't know what is. In an event that features a lackluster main event such as Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami, Rivera - Sakara has all of the potential to steal the show and be named the evening's "Fight of the Night."
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