Melendez vs. Sanchez booked for UFC 166


An important lightweight bout has been finalized for UFC 166 as former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will take on TUF Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez:

In an intriguing lightweight matchup, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) meets "The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at October's UFC 166 event in Houston. in June first reported the likely pairing.

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allforroy site profile image  

7/5/13 5:56 PM by allforroy

Voted up...all of this, exactly. I was so f'in pissed at that decision! Gil is going to be in "no way I lose" mode.

sssfRyan site profile image  

7/5/13 5:29 PM by sssfRyan

I feel like Melendez is just a better version of Diego. That being said if it goes the distance, since Diego doesn't know how to do anything but come forward, there's always the chance of the judges siding with him

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

7/5/13 3:30 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Big step back for Gil at this point, but still a fun style match up.

Sergio88 site profile image  

7/5/13 2:59 PM by Sergio88

Per Ariel Helwani Dana says they are marketing the Houston show to the Hispanic market with Cain, Melendez, Sanchez and others on the card.

SBogar site profile image  

7/5/13 2:38 PM by SBogar

Awesome fight. Melendez via decision.

tetris site profile image  

7/5/13 2:35 PM by tetris

Great fight! Hopefully, the good version of diego shows up but i would still take gilbert in this one.

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

7/5/13 11:46 AM by Zed Wayne Zed

I am excited about this.Diego. say what you will, he comes with the excitement all the time.Gil's got a lot of hype after the Bendo fight.

TopGrinder site profile image  

7/5/13 10:22 AM by TopGrinder

Fight sounds good to me. If it goes all 3 I think Diego takes it. Gil has to ramp up the killer instinct. Card looks good so far

Godmode site profile image  

7/5/13 10:11 AM by Godmode

Goku vs. Vegeta type of fight!

Y2JB site profile image  

7/5/13 9:13 AM by Y2JB

Very interesting fight, i think Gil takes a UD with Diego's face looking like burger meat.