A middleweight scrap between Alessio Sakara and Jorge Rivera will go down a UFC 118 according to MMA Junkie.com.
While the fight has yet to be signed, both fighters have verbally agreed to fight at the big show in Boston. Both fighters are coming off of three fight winning streaks in which they finished two out of their three opponents.
Sakara has been with the promotion since October of 2005 and has gone 6-4 in the promotion with victories over Elvis Sinosic, Thales Leites, and recently James Irvin.
The heavy-handed Italian originally started in the UFC at 205 pounds, but has gone 4-1 since making the move down to 185.
Sakara was originally scheduled to face Nate Marquardt at UFC 116, but pulled out after the death of his father.
Rivera was a competitor on the Comeback season of The Ultimate Fighter and is considered to be a fan favorite for his good fights. Rivera has gone 6-2 in the promotion since his return to the promotion with victories over TUF alumni Kendall Grove and Nate Quarry.