The potential roster for UFC 121 just got a hell of a lot deeper after Paulo Thiago signed and submitted his bout agreement to face Diego Sanchez at on October 23rd. The talented youngsters will meet in a critical welterweight affair inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
“He’s a tough fighter and he’s in the same situation as me, coming from a loss,” Tatame.com. “It’ll be a tough fight, we both want to keep our jobs.”
With a possible shot at champion Georges St-Pierre on the line, Thiago found himself on the wrong end of a lopsided unanimous decision when the Brazilian was dominated by Martin Kampmann at UFC 115 this past June. The jiu jitsu specialist owns an impressive 13-2 record and told the website he will be honing his striking skills with Brazilian amigo Anderson Silva for this pivotal contest.
Despite donning a 21-4 resume, there haven’t been too many YES! cartwheels coming from Diego Sanchez of late. The eccentric one has dropped two consecutive bouts,with the prior coming in a gutty lightweight title loss to champion BJ Penn at UFC 107 and the later via landslide unanimous decision to John Hathaway in a 170-pound UFC 114 affair.
Cain Velasquez will challenge Brock Lesnar for his strap in the night’s featured attraction.