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The last time we saw Diego Sanchez compete in the lightweight division, he fought a gutsy twenty plus minutes against then-champion BJ Penn. Sanchez was determined the loser via doctor’s stoppage that night, but with Penn mired between the welterweight division and retirement it may be time for Sanchez to consider a return to 155 pounds.
Since the loss to Penn, Sanchez has earned a middling 2-2 record in at welterweight. That could easily be 1-3 had he not been given a gift in the form of a controversial judges’ decision against Martin Kampmann. While Sanchez always brings a ton of heart to any contest, his body type and style may bring him better results at lightweight.
The results against the new top-tier of the welterweight division have not been kind to Sanchez, where at lightweight he holds a victory over perennial fight of the night winner and upper-tier mainstay Clay Guida. The man known as “The Dream” is remaining open to such a move, telling the Fuel TV post-fight bro...
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The Nebraska State Athletic Commission has medically suspended four “UFC on FUEL TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger” contestants for various injuries sustained during their respective scraps last Wednesday.
Vagner Rocha, Phil De Fries, and Dave Herman, who each lost via some form of knockout, were issued 30-day bans.
Although Ronny Markes left Nebraska with a split decision victory...
BJ Penn last took you on an inside look of his time while in Las Vegas for the MMA Elite Autograph tour. We took notice at the amount of traffic this feature garnered, read your comments and decided to continue this feature here on BJPENN.COM. When BJ got back from Vegas he spent some much [...]
While in Las Vegas BJ Penn conducted several interviews about his future in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. This is the latest one to surface so check it out. Read More: BJ Penn (News), Retired Fighters, UFC
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UFC on FUEL TV took place last week in Omaha, Nebraska from the Omaha Civic Auditorium. A welterweight clash between Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez was featured in the main event of the evening. It took all three-rounds for Ellenberger to secure victory tonight, but it wasn’t without its complications. After a pretty one-sided first [...]
Jake Ellenberger was impressive in his Feb. 15 victory over Diego Sanchez at UFC on Fuel 1, but after a difficult third round, some questioned rather he almost ran out of gas in the fight.