Diego Sanchez News
Monday 05.20.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) for the fifth time this year on Saturday night (May 25, 2013) as UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Throughout the history of UFC title bouts, the champion has been the more successful fighter going into a rematch with a previous opponent, and in the UFC 160 main...
Monday 05.20.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
Normally we put up quick posts with a brief rundown of an individual UFC card, but on this occasion we'll take a look at the incredibly busy schedule towards the end of summer and beginning of autumn. There are four scheduled cards in August and two more in September, and there will be a stretch of three shows in a week from August 28th to September 4th.
Here's a list of dates and fights to reme...
Thursday 05.16.2013 2:04pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC returns after a lengthy hiatus with UFC on FX: Belofrt vs. Rockhold in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Like all preliminary cards for FX shows, it's a mixed bag, but all you can do is hope it's a bloody one.
Paulo Thiago (14-5) vs. Michel Prazeres (16-0) Welterweight
It's hard to believe that there was ever a time when Thiago was thought to be a potential contender. Despite his goofy knockout o...
Thursday 05.16.2013 1:38pm ET | View Full Article
UFC veteran Brandon Vera (12-6, 1 NC) returns to heavyweight for the first time in five years to take on "Big" Ben Rothwell (32-9) at UFC 164. Vera announced the bout Thursday morning via Twitter.
UFC 164 takes place August 31, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No additional bouts have been confirmed by promotion officials, although recent reports linked both Alistai...
Thursday 05.16.2013 9:03am ET | View Full Article
Diego Sanchez made a successful return back down to the lightweight division at UFC on FUEL TV 8 last March by defeating former PRIDE FC 155-pound champion Takanori Gomi via controversial split decision.
While fight fans in attendance felt "The Fireball Kid" deserved to get the nod, the judges felt otherwise, giving the victory to "The Dream," earning him his first win at 155 pounds since defeat...
Wednesday 05.15.2013 11:04pm ET | View Full Article
Old Dog vs. Young Lion -- Place your mixed martial arts (MMA) bets!
Entering the Octagon for the first time ever on the heels of two straight Strikeforce Middleweight title defenses, Luke Rockhold is out to stake a claim in the crowded Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound division. Playing the role of defender for the world's leading MMA organization is long-time veteran Vitor Belfort,...
Wednesday 05.15.2013 9:14am ET | View Full Article
Coming off a lackluster 2-2 run at 170 lbs., TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez made his return to Lightweight at UFC On Fuel TV 8 in March. He faced off against former Pride champion Takanori Gomi, who was on a 2 fight win streak. After 15 minutes of the two going back and forth, Sanchez got the nod from two of the three judges to win a split decision victory.
With his first win in his second run at 15...
Monday 05.13.2013 9:14pm ET | View Full Article
Date: August 31, 2013 Venue: Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin TV: PPV Fight Card: 265lbs- Alistair Overeem (36-12) vs. TBA 155lbs- Diego Sanchez (24-5) vs. TBA Post from: Canada's #1 MMA news source @ topmmanews.comUFC 164 – August 31Post from: Canada's #1 MMA news source @ topmmanews.comUFC 164 – August 31
Monday 05.13.2013 5:51pm ET | View Full Article
Dutch Heavyweight Alistair Overeem may be returning to UFC action late this summer at the promotion's August 31 UFC 164 card to be held at Milwaukee's Bradley Center. Overeem (36-12, 1-1 UFC), the former Strikeforce and K-1 Heavyweight champion had to bow out of a UFC 160 bout against Junior dos Santos due to injury.
He last fought at UFC 156 in February where he was knocked out by Antonio "Big ...
Tuesday 05.07.2013 10:30pm ET | View Full Article
After coming up short in his bid to dethrone reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson at UFC on Fox 7 a few weeks ago, Gilbert Melendez is ready to climb back into the Octagon and work his way back up the ladder.
And "El Nino" is willing to take on all comers to get another shot at mixed martial arts (MMA) gold -- sooner rather than later -- even if he has...
Friday 05.03.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
"After watching Benson Henderson's performance against Gilbert Melendez, I must say, I wasn't impressed. I see a lot of holes in his game, and I feel like that belt's there for the taking ... I see holes in his game, and I really felt he lost that fight to Gilbert... He's strong, but in the Gilbert fight, he didn't try to do one takedown the whole fight, which I think a champion would see, ‘I'm...
Friday 05.03.2013 3:47pm ET | View Full Article
Every time I mention Mike Tyson on MiddleEasy, I must refer to my old roommate @mikeob96 who pulled off perhaps the greatest feat on videogame wizardry that I've witnessed. My shirtless and highly inebriated roommate sat down in the middle of my friend's living room and beat Mike Tyson's Punchout on the NES without losing a single match -- and he did it while polishing off an entire 40oz of Mic...
Friday 05.03.2013 3:23pm ET | View Full Article
Insane Chimp Fight - Watch More Funny Videos
(Well, that escalated quickly. Watch out for the appearance of the stick-sword at 1:02. Props: Break.com)
Roy Nelson: "It Only Takes One Shot to Become a Champion" (BleacherReport)
One Year After Much-Heralded Deal, King Mo Lawal Quietly Has First U.S. Pro Wrestling Match (MMAFighting)
Mark Munoz's Low Point, And The Battles Fight Fans Rarely See...
Friday 05.03.2013 11:00am ET | View Full Article
Ben Henderson recently defended his UFC lightweight crown in an exciting back and forth bout against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on Fox 7. It was a close fight, and yesterday, Diego Sanchez weighed in on the bout and it looks like he doesn't see the champion in such high regard. He spoke to MMAJunkie about Henderson's "mediocre" performance:
"After watching Benson Henderson’s performance against Gil...
Friday 05.03.2013 2:10am ET | View Full Article
If Diego Sanchez had tiger's blood and Adonis DNA, that red stuff wouldn't dare leave Diego Sanchez's body. It would have no choice but to be trapped inside a person that defecates in the forest and does 'Yes' cartwheels down a hill. It's 11:30 pm on the West Coast and we were just about to turn in for the night. However, when a Diego Sanchez quote comes along that mentions him calling out t...
Thursday 05.02.2013 3:10pm ET | View Full Article
Thursday 05.02.2013 7:30am ET | View Full Article
Diego Sanchez is slated to fight at the upcoming UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, but he's not just looking for an exciting fight. Sanchez wants to take one last run at the UFC lightweight belt, and he believes conditions are favorable.
Wednesday 05.01.2013 7:52pm ET | View Full Article
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