Alessio Sakara returned to Rome for the first time in years, and made short work of opponent Jaime Sloane, smashing him early at Bellator 203.
Former UFC competitor and Bellator title challenger Alessio Sakara returned at Bellator 203 on Saturday night. Going down in Rome, Italy at the Foro Italico, built way back in the days of Mussolini, Sakara once again had a chance to wow the Italian faithful. In fact, it was his first chance to wow the Rome crowd in over fifteen years.
Jaime Sloane rushed out swinging hard early in the co-main event at Bellator 203. He backed Alessio Sakara into the cage, while Sakara looked to reverse. Sloane lauinched an elbow up top off the break, and continued to throw hands while Sakara walked him down. Soon they were trading bombs, but Sloane slipped off a knee attempt.
That was a cruicial mistake. Sakara moved in on the fallen Sloane, launching heavy ground strikes as his opponent covered up. The ref took a good look, and with Sloane no longer intelligently defending, he waved off the fight to the roar of the adoring Italian crowd.
Alessio Sakara def. Jaime Sloane by TKO, Round 1, 1:19