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 comes into the fight with his indomitable spirit and warrior pride. He will never back down and will never leave anything in the cage. What fans didn’t expect is that Gilbert Melendez would come into the fight with just as much devotion and spirit. In the end, it may have been Gilbert’s technique and Skrap Pack style boxing that won him the fight. Nevertheless, an incredible fight that all fight fans must see.
Diego Sanchez is coming towards the tail of his career. He has been encouraged to retire but the fight world just can’t let go of such an incredible MMA hero. He is coming into this fight with a rocky record. A fight of the night win against Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann and a fight of the night loss against Jake Ellenberger. Diego’s most recent fight, he won a split decision victory against Takanori Gomi in Saitama Japan.
Gilbert Melendez had built a reputation for himself as a tough and accurate striker. He amassed a seven fight win streak which was broken by his loss against Benson Henderson in his fight for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Previously to joining the UFC, Gilbert Melendez was the long time reigning Strikeforce Lightweight Champion.
Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez is an absolute fight fans’ delight. Watch this fight if you haven’t yet. Watch this fight again if you’ve seen it before!
Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez full fight video
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