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‘Do-Over’ Alert: Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara Slated for August

(Even five months later, Jorge’s tuxedo-shorts still crack me up. And yes, Sakara looks like he’s about to barf up five cans’ worth of Starkist.)

Jorge Rivera will try to wipe away the insult/injury of his ugly and controversial UFC 127 loss to Michael Bisping, when he steps into the Octagon this summer against Alessio Sakara. The UFC confirmed that the matchup would take place at UFC 133 in August, though the event still doesn’t have an official date or venue; says it’ll go down August 6th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly.

If the Rivera vs. Sakara matchup sounds familiar, pat yourself on the head — the two hard-hitting middleweights were originally slated to get it on last November at UFC 122 in Germany, but Sakara withdrew on the day of the fight, due to bad tuna fish or something. Legionarius returned last month at “Sanchez vs. Kampmann,” where he dropped a unanimous decision to Serra-Longo rookie Chris Weidman, who took the fight on short-notice. We’d call that an upset, but it technically wasn’t. (Great job, bookies.) If you have any suggestions for Rivera’s inevitable video-parodies, please let us know in the comments section.

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SnackDaddy- April 13, 2011 at 7:50 am
Turd Furgeson- April 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm

C. Except you forgot the part where the universe implodes because that much awesome can't exist.
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skeletor- April 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm
@LOKI-sorry it was kind of play on how terrible and un entertaining Riveras videos were, like he kind of missed the mark. Kind of like my own joke kind missed the mark. Sorry for the confusion.
RwilsonR- April 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm
@ Turd - off topic discussion: If Shogun ever fought Paul Harris, and he had Hoos down and was about to throw a soccer kick, what would be the likely outcome?
a) Shogun lands the soccer kick and knocks Palhares out.
b) Palhares grabs the soccer kick with his insanely strong grip, and immediately transitions into a knee bar/heel hook and tears every ligament out of Shogun's reconstructed knee before the ref can stop the fight.
c) Palhares' lightning fast ability to lock up a leg lock means that he is able to get it at the exact moment Shogun's soccer kick lands, and Toquinho is knocked out cold while Shogun is tapping on the ground hoping for a trip to go in for a fourth knee surgery, and the audience is forced to stop watching MMA altogether since there couldn't possibly be anything more awesome that could ever happen in the sport.
Clyde- April 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm
@Turd: interesting theory... but what does it have to do with this?
Tuggernuts- April 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm
There's some serious meat gazing going on there!
noname- April 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm
What's with both fighters looking at each others junk in the photo.
Turd Furgeson- April 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm
If the UFC allowed soccer kicks Shogun woulda killed Jones!!
FeelDaRiddum- April 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm
Sakara will outbox rivera easily... pretty sure this wont go to the ground
IsnappedYourarm- April 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm
Loser has to get another shitty tattoo
Carl Sagan- April 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm
Sakara is Italian...
LOKI- April 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm
@skeletor-Sakara is a wop bro. And I really wouldnt recomend a guy that just got trounced by an 'un-finisher' that he talked mad shit about to repeat the offense against yet another more pollished striker than himself.
skeletor- April 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm
If you thought Rivera's British videos were awesome wait until you see what he and the guys at ranger up are going to do to the French.
LOKI- April 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Hogg Watcher alert!
dim mak- April 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm
haha--bruce buffer is grovin' with the kids in his affliction shirt.
Morningwood- April 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm
sakara eats, fish, fish,fish,fish,fish,fish, and punches like a bish, bish, bish, bish.