UFC 171: Diego Sanchez Versus Myles Jury Latest Addition
By FCF Staff
Not long after reports surfaced that Diego Sanchez has signed a new eight fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the promotion has announced the vet will battle undefeated lightweight Myles Jury on March 15th. The bout will be part of UFC 171, which will be hosted by the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.
Sanchez (24-6) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166 in October, in what was one of the year’s best bouts. Prior to that, at a UFC on FUEL TV card in March, Sanchez narrowly got by Takanori Gomi with a split decision victory. The rugged vet is 3-2 in his last 5 fights.
Jury (13-0) scored a split decision win over Mike Ricci at UFC 165 in September, after knocking out Ramsey Nijem at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Jury has won four straight bouts in the Octagon.
UFC 171 will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking on Glover Teixeira in the main event.