A long rumoured UFC welterweight clash is now official. Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes vs. The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez is signed and the UFC will deliver the fight at UFC 135 on September 24.
This is certainly one of the more interesting fights on remaining 2011 UFC calendar. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a must-win fight for either guy. I think that term is thrown out way too often and is just more drama than reality in most cases. But for Diego Sanchez, he will be doing a lot of soul searching if he can’t put away the ageing Hughes.
About the only thing that these two warriors have in common other than weight is the fact that they were both recently dominated by former UFC champion BJ Penn (both also have finished Joe Riggs but those fights were years ago).
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