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Rafael Natal vs. Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3 with Maiquel Falcao Hurt

Alessio SakaraWith Maiquel Falcao sidelined by an undisclosed injury, fellow Brazilian Rafael Natal has stepped in and will take on rising middleweight Alessio Sakara on the main card of UFC on Versus 3 on March 3 in Louisville, MMA Weekly reports.

Natal (12-3-1) looks for his first UFC win after dropping his Octagon debut to Rich Attonito in September and fighting to a draw with Jesse Bongfeldt last month at UFC 124, while Sakara (15-7) returns from a year-long layoff on a three-fight win streak.

Falcao (26-3) earned a unanimous decision over Gerald Harris in his UFC debut in November that was criticized for its lack of action.

The UFC on Versus 3 fight card is headlined by Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann and also includes Alessio Sakara vs. Maiquel Falcao and CB Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz.

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Pictured: Alessio Sakara

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