Ryan Jensen vs Wilson Gouveia and Alessio Sakara vs Joe Vedepo
MMA News Written by Arnold Lim - The Sushiboy
Friday, 05 September 2008
Ryan Jensen has replaced Jeremy Horn, and Alessio Sakara will face UFC newcomer Joe Vedepo at UFC Fight Night September 17, at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Nebraska. Following a win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 60 Jeremy Horn, a veteran of over 100 MMA bouts has fallen on hard times going 2-4 in his last 6 bouts including a current two-fight losing streak. He was scheduled to face off against the tough Wilson Gouveia but Ryan Jensen has stepped up to replace the grizzled veteran on short notice.
Jensen is a UFC veteran but lost both his Octagon appearances to Thales Leites and Demian Maia respectively. He also lost to Joey Villasenor following those two losses but is currently riding a two-fight win streak against Mitch WHitesel and Aaron Praschak.
In othe UFC news, Alessio Sakara will return to the UFC following a disappointing Middleweight debut against Chris Leben at UFC 82. 3-4 in the UFC with one no contest, the Italian striker has had an up-and-down career in the Octagon and according to the UFC website will be looking to get back on track against little known Joe Vedepo. The 7-1 Vedepo will be making his Octagon Debut.
The Tentative UFC Fight Night card is as follows.
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer
Clay Guida vs. Mac Danzig
Ed Herman vs. Alan Belcher
Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer
Alessio Sakara vs. Joe Vedepo
Wilson Gouveia vs. Ryan Jensen
Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley
Jason Brilz vs. Brad Morris
Drew McFedries vs. Mike Massenzio
Dan Miller vs. Rob Kimmons