Remarkably a middleweight fight between Alessio Sakara and Jorge Rivera, which was scheduled to go down at the injury-jinxed UFC 133 event next month has been canceled once again.
Sakara tore his ACL in training forcing him to pull of the fight, making this the third time that a bout between the two has failed to go through.
Rivera Vs Sakara was originally planned for UFC 118 in August of last year, but on that occasion Rivera injured his arm and had to withdraw. Then at UFC 122 in Germany the bout was all set to happen when Sakara suddenly pulled out due to an illness just as the event was about to begin.
Now the curse has struck once again and the UFC 133 main card suffers as a result. Rivera will still get to fight however with Constantinos Philippou, currently 0-1 in the UFC, 7-2 in his MMA career, already targeted as his new opponent.
In the build-up to the fight Rivera has indicated that a loss would likely bring an end to his MMA career.