A middleweight matchup between Alessio Sakara and Tom Watson has been added to UFC Fight Night 30. It is unclear where the bout will land on the October lineup at this time. UFC officials announced the bout late Tuesday evening.
Both fighters come into the bout in search of a much needed victory. Watson heads into the bout after a tough outing against former middleweight number one contender Thales Leites at UFC 163. Alessio Sakara has been out of action since his controversial DQ loss to Patrick Côté at UFC 154 due to kidney issues.
UFC Fight Night 30 is scheduled for October 26 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight card will be headlined by a middleweight showdown between top challengers Michael Bisping and Mark Muñoz. While most of the UFC Fight Night cards will normally air on FOX Sports 1, this card will air on FOX Sports 2 (what is now FUEL TV).