May 23, 2008

The undercard for "The Ultimate Fighter 7" finale taking place on June 21 is starting to fill up quickly. has confirmed with sources close to the fight that Rob Yundt will return to action to face American Top Team fighter Alessio Sakara in a middleweight contest at the event in Las Vegas.

Making his Octagon debut on just a few days of notice, Yundt faced Ricardo Almeida in a tough fight that saw the Alaskan lose by submission in the first round.

Despite the loss, he gained a lot of respect from fans and fighters alike for his willingness to step in on short notice and face a challenge from an opponent like Almeida. Now he faces another tough challenge from the heavy-handed Alessio Sakara.

The Italian born fighter has had mixed results during his time with the UFC, currently sporting a 3-4 record with 1 no contest to his credit. He made his 185-pound debut in March, putting on a great fight with Chris Leben, but eventually suffered a TKO loss to the former Ultimate Fighter cast member.

The fight with Yundt could be "make or break" for Sakara, who has always been exciting, but has suffered a number of tough losses over the past few years.

The bout is slated for the untelevised portion of the event, but as recently announced, Spike TV will lengthen the show to three hours and some of the preliminary bouts could be shown on television.

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