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UFC Fight Night 30 live blog: Alessio Sakara vs. Nicholas Musoke

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Alessio Sakara, right, will try to snap his skid at UFC Fight Night 30.
Alessio Sakara, right, will try to snap his skid at UFC Fight Night 30.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 30 live blog for Alessio Sakara vs. Nicholas Musoke, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England.

Sakara, who has lost his last three UFC fights, will face Musoke, who is making his UFC debut, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 30 live blog below.


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Round 1: Marc Goddard is our referee. Sakara opens with a flurry that staggers Musoke. Sakara powers Musoke to the mat, then stands. Musoke stumbles Sakara with a hard counter. Huge exchange from both men. Musoke muscles Sakara against the fence then trips him, landing in full guard. Sakara working short elbows from the bottom. Musoke advances into half guard. Sakara explodes into top position then stands and rains down punches. Big flurry from Sakara, who then dives into top position. Out of nowhere, Musoke throws up an armbar and catches it belly down! Boom, that's it. Sakara frantically taps. So slick.

Nicholas Musoke def. Alessio Sakara via submission (armbar) at 3:07 of round 1.