Matt Hughes vs. Diego Sanchez Official For UFC 135 In Denver, Colorado

Former long-time UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes will indeed face “Ultimate Fighter” season one winner, Diego Sanchez at UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado on September 24th, 2011. The fight was revealed a few weeks ago and the promotion made the official announcement in the past few hours.

Hughes will be looking to get back to winning after seeing his latest title run cut short when he was knocked out 21 seconds into the first round by long-time rival, BJ Penn. Prior to that he’d defeated the likes of Matt Serra and Renzo Gracie to put together that run.

Sanchez’ return to the 170 pound division was met with success, pulling off come from behind wins against both Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann to start his own title run. Over his octagon career Sanchez has put away a few names including Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Karo Parisyan, Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida.

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