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Diego Sanchez off UFC 164, targeted for fall bout with Gilbert Melendez

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Diego Sanchez won't be fighting at UFC 164 in Milwaukee after all, but the fight lined up for him might be worth a little bit longer of a wait.

Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) in April told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he had been penciled in for an August fight against an opponent to be determined. But with less than three months until that card and no opponent yet, Sanchez won't be heading to Wisconsin this summer.

Instead, multiple sources close to the fighters on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sanchez is targeted for a fight against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) this fall, likely in October or November.

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It would be sweet if the UFC made them coaches for TUF Mexico.

Post #2   6/13/13 9:42:53PM   

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Sanchez obscenely robs Gomi and then gets a shot at the number 1 contender Gilbert Melendez? Bizarre. Downright bizarre. I can't wait to see El Nino open up a can o' whoop ass on Diego. You know he's gonna.

Post #3   6/14/13 3:07:02AM   

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Posted by Lungsofsteel

It would be sweet if the UFC made them coaches for TUF Mexico.



Agreed

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Diego's not got a chance here.

Post #5   6/14/13 6:32:03AM   

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Posted by Sir_Karl

Sanchez obscenely robs Gomi and then gets a shot at the former number 1 contender Gilbert Melendez



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And it was obscenely, it was a close fight, the sorta fight neither guy could get the finish but neither guy wanted to leave it in the hands of the judges.

Judges love Diego as much as they used to love Garcia. Lets not forget as well this is Diegos return to 155 after being a former contender and his only LW loss (off the top of my head) is BJ Penn

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Post #6   6/14/13 11:59:20AM