BJ Penn vs Diego Sanchez, UFC 107, 12 December 2009
BJ Penn vs Diego Sanchez is a fight fan’s ultimate fantasy. Both BJ Penn and Diego Sanchez are owners of epic battles that will forever be considered the best of the best of MMA. BJ Penn was the former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champions. In this fight, Diego Sanchez is challenging for the Lightweight title. The result is BJ Penn vs Diego Sanchez, an all out war between two of MMA’s last action heroes.
Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez, UFC 166, 19 October 2013
Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez is one of the most incredible action packed fights of the modern era of MMA. A true testament to MMA action heroes. This fight not only won fight of the night awards, but also won the 2013 fight of the year. Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez is also considered as one of the greatest MMA fights of all time. This type of fight serves as inspiration to both fighters and fans. Not only is the true heart of these fighters on display, but in order to pull off this type of performance, you must be willing to give your life to the sport, and to leave it all in the cage.
Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan, UFC Fight Night 6, 17 August 2006
Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan is an incredibly closely contested match with non-stop action. Both fighters showing incredible skill and heart. Ala any Diego Sanchez fight, there is no shortage of guts, glory, and awesome back and forth in the centre of the cage and on the canvas. Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan was not only recognized as the Fight of the Night but was also the 2006 Fight of the Year. By the third round, both fighters were showing signs of fatigue but continue to battle through to give one of MMA’s greatest fights of all time. Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan not only add to the legacy of both fighters but contributed to winning fans and to building the sport of MMA.
UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs Khabilov, 7 June 2014, New Mexico, USA
Benson Henderson def Rustam Khabilov*
(rear-naked choke – round 4, 1:16)
Diego Sanchez def Ross Pearson*
(split decision 27-30, 30-27, 29-28)
John Dodson def John Moraga*
(TKO doctors stoppage – round 2)
Rafael dos Anjos def Jason High
(TKO punches – round 2, 3:36)
Piotr Hallmann def Yves Edwards
(rear-naked choke – round 3, 2:31)
Bryan Caraway def Erik Perez
(rear-naked choke – round 2, 1:52)
Sergio Pettis def Yaotzin Meza*
(unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lance Benoist def Bobby Voelker
(unanimous decision 28-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Scott Jorgensen def Danny Martinez*
(unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jon Tuck def Jake Lindsey*
(submission-strikes – round 3, 2:47)
Patrick Cummins def Roger Narvaez
(TKO punches – round 2, 2:28)
*Cage Inspiration’s most anticipated fights
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Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida, The Ultimate Fighter: US vs UK, 20 June 2009
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Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida was the Fight of the Night and 2009 Fight of the Year. The UFC also considers Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida one of it’s best fights of all time. An incredibly violent and exciting fight that cemented these two fighters as legendary MMA action heroes. Watch Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida put their skill, heart, and technique on full display.