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Diego Sanchez Booked For UFC 164, No Opponent Announced Yet

Diego Sanchez, a former No. 1 contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, will return to action in August at UFC 164.

Sanchez defeated Takanori Gomi earlier this year in Japan, improving to 13-5 in the UFC and 24-5 in his MMA career.

“I did like I always do and said, ‘Look, you’re the man Joe (Silva). You’re the one who makes all these big matchups. There are plenty of good fights out there,'” Sanchez said, during a recent appearance on Radio.

The 31-year-old has gone 3-1 in his last four fights, with the lone loss coming via decision to Jake Ellenberger. He fought BJ Penn for the UFC lightweight crown in 2009.

There are plenty of names at 155 for Sanchez, but one match I would mind seeing booked would be “The Dream” vs. Nate Diaz. Sanchez had plenty to say previously about the Diaz brothers, and you just know that would be an awesome scrap.

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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