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Old 04-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Diego Sanchez vs Matt Hughes In The Fall

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Welterweight contender Diego Sanchez has never been shy in expressing his desire for a fight with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes. This fall, Sanchez will get his wish, as he faces the legendary two-time welterweight champ on a date and at a venue to be announced.

“A matchup between two welterweight fan favorites has been verbally agreed to as Diego “The Dream” Sanchez will face former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes,” said UFC President Dana White. “Sanchez is coming off of a Fight of Night winning performance against Martin Kampmann and Hughes is looking to add another great victory to his incredible UFC career.”
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am hoping for a win by Diego!!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, heck yeah! Great fight. I think this is a tough match up for Hughes. While Diego's takedowns are so so, he is actually very very good on the ground. He went at it for 3 hard rounds on the ground with Nick Diaz (among others) and won. Plus while his standup isn't top-of-the-class it's much better than Hughes's rockem sockem robot impression.

I think Diego's chin, decent boxing and legit ground game will give Hughes problems. That being said you can never count Hughes out. I thought Almeida would be a tough fight for him and he just waxed Ricardo. I'll be pulling for Hughes all the way. Diego is just a bit too nutty for me to take.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, heck yeah! Great fight. I think this is a tough match up for Hughes. While Diego's takedowns are so so, he is actually very very good on the ground. He went at it for 3 hard rounds on the ground with Nick Diaz (among others) and won. Plus while his standup isn't top-of-the-class it's much better than Hughes's rockem sockem robot impression.

I think Diego's chin, decent boxing and legit ground game will give Hughes problems. That being said you can never count Hughes out. I thought Almeida would be a tough fight for him and he just waxed Ricardo. I'll be pulling for Hughes all the way. Diego is just a bit too nutty for me to take.
What this young gentleman said.

Except the part with taking Hughes. I am taking Diego, for being too nutty. lol
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Loser of this fight is the undisputed gatekeeper of the WW division.
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Loser of this fight is the undisputed gatekeeper of the WW division.

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Matt deserves credit for taking this fight instead of pushing for Royce. He has all the tools to win this IF he can match Diego's pace. That was never a problem before but I don't know how serious Matt is these days. Should be 3 rounds of GnP for an easy decision.
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I'm stoked for this fight. Sanchez should take this one, as Hughes is on his way out. No way Hughes will be able to keep up w/ sanchez's pace.
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I'm stoked for this fight. Sanchez should take this one, as Hughes is on his way out. No way Hughes will be able to keep up w/ sanchez's pace.
No way will Diego be able to keep up with Hughes' skills. Matt is the superior wrestler, has the superior TDs and better ground game. Diego's poor striking is still better than Matt's though. I don't see Diego stopping Hughes' shot or being able to get out from under him
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Althogh Hughes is the more skilled fighter I see Sanchez being too much for him. better cardio, better speed better striking vs better wrestling & groundgame, but thats just on paper. I think Sanchez will stop Hughes takedows long enough to tire him and then win on the feet.
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Awesome fight. I'll be rooting for Hughes, the man could use a big win right about now
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