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Diego Sanchez slated for action at UFC 164

Diego Sanchez - MMAWEEKLYIts official – UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez will see action in the Octagon on August 31! However, things are bit more up in the air when it comes to the foe he’ll actually face off against.

Sanchez spoke about his immediate future in a recent interview with MMAJunkie Radio, telling fans he was already locked in for UFC 164 per a conversation with matchmaker Joe Silva but is open to suggestion as far as his adversary goes.

“We’re looking at opponents. I did like I always do and said, ‘Look, you’re the man, Joe. You’re the one who makes all these big match-ups. And I’m, in my opinion, in the most stacked division in the UFC, and there are plenty of great fights out there, and you’ll hook me up with a good scrap,’” explained Sanchez.

“There are so many good fights in that division that I couldn’t narrow it down to one,” he added when asked if he mentioned or was offered any specific scraps.

Still, “The Dream” had a general idea of who he could end up colliding with. Among the names Sanchez pointed to as options were Pat Healy, Josh Thomson, Gilbert Melendez, and Nate Diaz.

The original Ultimate Fighter is 24-5 in his career and had his hand raised three of the last four times he’s fought including a closely contested decision win over Takanori Gomi last February. The bout marked Sanchez’s return to 155 pounds after a stint at welterweight.


  • AlphaOmega says:

    I don’t like Diego, but I’d love him forever if he fought Nate, and made it the second fight in a row where his corner through in the towel due to the ass beating.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I like Deigo a lot but these are all tough match ups, hope they give him Gilbert. Two solid grapplers with good striking, Gilbert has the advantage in every way but Deigo has zero quit in him.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Diaz vs nick diaz

  • MCM says:

    “Sanchez……had his hand raised three of the last four times he’s fought including a closely contested decision win over Takanori Gomi last February……….”

    I thought he lost the Gomi fight and it is still the worst robbery in MMA history that he has against Kampmann which should make him 1-3 in his last 4 and 1-5 in his last 6. As much as I’d like to see the Diaz fight, I don’t think he deserves someone as high ranking as Diaz. Give him someone like Wiman, Varner or J-Lau. None of those guys are booked and they’d all make pretty good fights.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    I heard his new nickname will be ” The Day Dream”.


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