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UFC Fight Night 41: Sanchez To Welcome Pearson To New Mexico

UFC Fight Night 41: Sanchez To Welcome Pearson To New Mexico

Diego Sanchez will get his wish, taking on Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 41 later this year.

Sanchez posted on Twitter that he hoped for the chance to fight on the New Mexico card, as it takes place in his hometown of Albuquerque on June 7.

In the main event, Benson Henderson squares off with Rustam Khabilov.

Sanchez (24-7) is coming off a second straight loss to Myles Jury. He closed out 2013 with a decision defeat at the hands of Gilbert Melendez.

In taking on Pearson (15-6), the fight will feature winners of The Ultimate Fighter going up against one another. The Brit is 3-1 with one no-contest in his last five fights.

Below is a list of fights announced to date:

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov

Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson

Flyweight: John Dodson vs. John Moraga

Bantamweight: Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis

Welterweight: Bobby Voelker vs. Lance Benoist

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