Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC 166 on October 19th In Houston, Texas

Gilbert Melendez is set to face “The Ultimate Fighter” Diego Sanchez on the UFC 166 event on October 19th in Houston, Texas.

The news was revealed by sources earlier today. At this time it is thought verbal agreements are in place for both fighters.

Melendez was on a seven-fight winning streak heading into UFC on FOX 7 where he met Benson Henderson and ultimately lost to Benson Henderson via split decision. Sanchez has won three of his last four fights inside the octagon, defeating Paulo Thiago, Martin Kampmann and most recently, Takanori Gomi.

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