UFC on Fuel TV 2: Will Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara be an all-out war?


This Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV card features a co-main event bout between Brian Stann and Alessio Sakara. Like its main-event counterpart, this fight features two strikers known to look for the knockout early and often. While all the makings for a toe-to-toe war are in place here, Stann believes the opposite may take place, saying the following on an interview on Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight”:

“If we go toe-to-toe in this fight, I believe I have the advantage. I feel I have more power than anyone in the middleweight division, and I’m happy to prove that in any fight. I think we haven’t seen Alessio Sakara particularly go toe-to-toe, in several fights. I think he’s tried that. It hasn’t necessarily been successful for him. I think we’re gonna see more of a mobile and moving, elusive, fast Alessio Sakara. That’s what I plan on seeing.” – Via mmamania.com

With a gameplan in place to face Sakara, Stann will look to gain an impressive finish and get back into the top levels of the UFC Middleweight division. He was moving well towards a title shot last year, before a submission loss in an October bout with Chael Sonnen derailed his hype train a bit. Stann had the following to say on the subject:

“I think a win — a finish — put’s me right back where I was; back on the ladder, climbing towards a title shot. Hopefully, I’ll only be two or three fights away from one after a win over Alessio.”

From the sound of things, it appears that Stann is very confident heading into Saturday’s bout, and may be looking past Alessio Sakara and ahead to future title contention. It is true that Sakara is returning from surgery and may suffer from ring rust, just as Thiago Silva in the main bout, but in today’s UFC, one can never look past a dangerous striker such as “Legionarius.”

Further Reading: Brian Stann vows to finish Alessio Sakara in Sweden, wants Chael Sonnen rematch


  • I hope so.. But i have a feeling that Sakara is going to be put down in the 1st.

  • Hahaha your 100% right my man, thats the only reason this fight was even made to make the all american american look good put this piece of shit stann in a real fight and let’s see how he does

  • And odeh, you are 100% moron.

  • Alessio shouldn’t last very long in this fight. Stann by 1st Rd Tko.

  • odeh91, show some respect. the only reason you’re allowed to speak freely like that is because of people like Stann who defend your right to do so. You’re the piece of shit.
    on top of that, it’s clear to all of us how pathetically ignorant you are about MMA. in the UFC a fighter coming off a loss always fights an opponent coming off a loss. and in case you didn’t hear me the first time, you’re a piece of shit.

  • You and every American that believe that murderers like Stann are heroes are the ignorant pieces of shit your a ****en slave to your government and your brainwashed to believe ever little pathetic thing you see on tv. Just to tell you something you ****en slave 1,000,000 Iraqi’s died in the war over 10 million where wounded WHY because this one guy wants to have nuclear power bullshit your government was brook and they needed money they brainwashed innocent people like u that there in danger and made this war but they forgot about god and his laws so what happened this country went even more in dept why goes around comes around…. I gave you enough to at least get you curious to even look this up… As for my problem with Stann I think he wanted to do the right thing at first but when they make you kill kids and moms and you come back to the states and act like you’ve been in a war then my f***** problems again this piece of shit then had his chance to make it alright and seek god’s forgiveness and what does he do the all american ufc fighter

  • and look how much your brain washed I could say this guy killed jesus christ n you would still respond in the same way it is because of guys like him you have your freedom to speak f*** you and f*** your freedom because youre to f***** ignorant to realize what freedom really is in which you have no freedom

  • Yes

  • Depends on Sakara`s strategy!
    if he is dumb enough to trade blows with Stann its an easy win for Stann but if he uses his technique and stick and moves he has a chance.

  • In two posts and 25000 words, not one bit of punctuation…didn’t read anything..just noticed it.

  • hey odeh, if you have hate in your heart, let it out. as for you believing every american has the same ideals as the politicians who run the country, then im sorry sir, you are the ignorant one. bye bye now you hate monger.

  • oh yeah odeh, where are you from, so maybe i can look up your countries history, and blame you for everything past and present leaders have done. thats the ignorant thing to do right???

  • i kind of agree about brian stann being praised as a hero, yes without the military america would be f*ked, but as for Brian stann himself, i bet the guy has not saved a single life besides maybe his own teammates, he was in iraq following orders for a corrupt government. i dont hear anyone praise paulo thiago, Whose job is to actually save people or subdue criminals in dangerouse sitiuations. not trying to say stann isnt a good guy but if americans actually belive he that hes this humble, perfect american hero, then you are brainwashed.

  • Hey **** I said “You and every American that believe that murderers like Stann are heroes are the ignorant pieces of shit” so go fucck yourself and just to let u know all my best and true friend are Americans

  • hate filled since your original post, why are you so angry inside odeh???

  • HunterB…troll killer..jamesmma’s head on the wall..who’s next…lol

  • Would your best and true friends agree with the hate on a soldier who fights for the USA? If so, maybe they arent American. Go F&^K yourself right back you crybaby piece of wussbait.

  • Another foreigner of the USA living there running his mouth about American soldiers fighting for their country. If you dont like it, get the F*^k out freeloading trash hater! I’d like to beat this guys azz!