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UFC 121: Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago, Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor

Despite a disappointing return to the welterweight division at UFC 114, Diego Sanchez is giving 170 lbs. another shot. As first discovered by, the YES! man is expected to square-off against another promising welterweight who underwhelmed in his last outing — Paulo Thiago.

The bout was confirmed to by sources close to the fight, and first reported by Thiago to Brazilian website on Wednesday.

According to Thiago, he has signed his bout agreement for the match-up which will likely end up on either the night’s main card or possibly a Spike TV preliminary match-up.

Another former title contender coming off a disappointing loss will return to action at UFC 121. Patrick Cote will meet wild man Tom Lawlor in a middleweight bout. As much as Cote needs the win, Lawlor may need it more as he’s coming off back-to-back losses against mid-level competition. It’s not crazy to think he’ll be fighting for his job on Oct. 23.

UFC 121 is expected to take place on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will air live on pay-per-view. The latest UFC 121 fight card can be found in our fight cards section.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD