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UFC News: Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira set for UFC Rancho in February

Soumik Datta
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:14 IST

Diego Sanchez will be returning to the UFC in early 2020
Diego Sanchez will be returning to the UFC in early 2020

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced another blockbuster fight for 2020, as veteran Diego Sanchez is set to make his return to the Octagon against Michel Pereira on the 15th of February after a press release confirmed the bout.

Diego Sanchez's previous fights in the Octagon

Diego Sanchez last competed in the Octagon at UFC 239 when his two-fight winning streak was demolished by division newcomer Michael Chiesa. Sanchez's fight against Chiesa was also the last bout of his previous contract with the promotion and now that the former is once again booked for a fight, it indicates that Sanchez might have signed a new deal with the UFC.

Michel Pereira's last Octagon outings

This past May, Michel Pereira made his UFC debut when he defeated Danny Roberts in under two minutes, however, in his following appearance in the Octagon, Pereira suffered a defeat at the hands of Tristan Connelly after taking the fight on short notice.

Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira confirmed for UFC Rancho

As confirmed by the UFC on Twitter, Diego Sanchez will be making his return to the Octagon in early 2020, as he is set for a huge clash against the fast-rising Michel Pereira in Rancho. The two welterweights will collide on the 15th of February and below is the official fight announcement made by UFC:

It will be interesting to see if Sanchez will be able to bounce back from his defeat to Chiesa in dominant fashion.

Published 05 Dec 2019, 06:03 IST
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