Found May 11, 2012 on BoneSnapper.com:

John Alessio

UFC officials have announced that a lightweight bout between John Alessio and Shane Roller has been signed for UFC 148. The bout is the tenth bout announced for July’s UFC 148.

UFC 148 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and #1 contender Chael Sonnen.

Alessio is 34-15 in his professional mixed martial arts career. He is 3-2 in his past five bouts and is 0-4 in the UFC thus far. In his last bout he was defeated by Mark Bocek via decision at UFC 145.

Roller is 10-6 in his professional mixed martial arts career. He is currently on a three fight losing skid and is 1-3 in the UFC thus far. In his last bout he was defeated by Michael Johnson via decision at UFC on FOX 2.

The bout is more than a must win bout for either fighter. A loss in this bout could cost them their job with the UFC.

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John Alessio vs. Shane Roller added to UFC 148

A lightweight clash featuring John “The Natural” Alessio and Shane Roller has been added to UFC 148 on July 7th. UFC officials announced the match-up on Thursday evening. Alessio (32-15) returned to the UFC after almost six years as a late addition to face Mark Bocek at UFC 145. He would end up dropping a unanimous decision to Boeck. Prior to the loss, Alessio had won ten of...
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