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Sanchez v. Sakurai at UFC 74

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“Diego Sanchez is ready to return to the UFC stage after suffering his first defeat back in April. Sanchez will has a welterweight showdown on the UFC 74 card in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 25th. He will fight Hayato Sakuri of Japan. Sanchez says if he is victorious he could get a rematch with the only man ever to defeat him … Josh Koscheck.”

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Post #1   6/8/07 3:39:29PM   

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I can't wait for this fight!

Post #2   6/8/07 3:53:47PM   

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you mean the hole in his leg that was "the size of a coffee cup" is gone. Hopfully his ptpm (Punches Thrown Per Minute *A stat that I just made up) will go up for a 0.70

Post #3   6/8/07 3:59:53PM   

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wow i guess that rumor on sherdog was right haha..

hopefully sakurai improves his TD... hes had trouble with wrestlers

Post #4   6/8/07 4:27:54PM   

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I don't think that it's fair saying that Sakurai isn't good against wrestlers because he lost to Hughes(while Matt was at the height of his dominance) & Sheilds...

Either way, Mach has been a different fighter since hooking up with Hume & AMC Pankration in 05... He's rejuvinated his fighting career and seemingly refocused himself...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say... A clean 1st rd KO for Sakurai



Really tough fight for Diego to take after coming off his first loss

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Posted by pv3Hpv3p
Really tough fight for Diego to take after coming off his first loss



I would say the coffee cup staph is the bigger concern than the fact that he lost a fight in which he took a total of 16 punches in 15 minutes.

At this moment I would chose Mach, but I really really like both fighters and if Diego proves he is 100% going in, I would be inclined to change my mind. However, the chances we know whether or not he is 100% are slim, because as I recall, no one knew he had staph going into the fight with Koscheck.

Post #6   6/8/07 6:10:38PM   

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sadly this will be MMA's first death.....Sanchez will be missed....wait....no not really.

Post #7   6/8/07 6:35:52PM   

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Post #8   6/8/07 7:39:39PM   

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OMG WAR ******* HAYATO SAKURAI WOOOOT

Sakurai by TKO leg kicks woot

Post #9   6/8/07 8:38:23PM   

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UFCjunkie.com Update: Diego Sanchez vs. Hayato Sakurai at UFC 75

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Post #10   6/9/07 12:37:05PM