Hughes vs Sanchez at UFC 135
“Fighting in Denver Sept. 24, Mark your calendars!” was the message on Diego Sanchez’s Twitter today.
The previously announced matchup between Matt Hughes and Diego Sanchez looks to be set for UFC 135 in Denver, CO. UFC 135 will take place on September 24, and is rumored to be headlined by a title bout between Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Hughes, a two time welterweight champion in the UFC and UFC hall of fame inductee, is coming off a swift knockout loss to BJ Penn in his return to the welterweight class. Matt is 3-1 in his last four fights, including a TKO victory over Renzo Gracie and a technical submission over jiu-jitsu ace Ricardo Almaida.
Diego Sanchez, the first winner of the Ultimate Fighter series, comes into this fight on a two fight win streak, including a controversial unanimous decision over Martin Kampmann at UFC Live 3. Sanchez is 2-1 since his return to the welterweight class, after losing a tough unanimous decision to John Hathaway at UFC 114.