UFC® 70: Sakara vs. Valimaki

April 29, 2009

Matchup: Alessio Sakara (10-5-0, 1 NC) vs. Victor Valimaki (9-3-0)

Date: April 21, 2007

Location: Manchester, England

Recap: After a few moments of evenly matched action, Sakara hurt Valimaki badly and sent his mouthpiece flying. As referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in to halt the action to replace Valimaki's lost gumshield, Sakara jumped on top of the OctagonTM to celebrate what he thought was a victory. It wasn't, and it appeared that Valimaki had been given sufficient time to recover, but it wasn't nearly long enough, and once the action resumed, Sakara completed his flurry of punches and Yamasaki rescued Valimaki at 1:44 of the first round.

Outcome: Sakara by TKO, Round 1