Former UFC lightweight contender Diego Sanchez has taken it upon himself to confirm his next fight, as he will be facing Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel TV 8. The event takes place March 3 from Saitama, Japan.
“The news is out SO HERE IT (IS) I WILL BE FIGHTING GOMI IN JAPAN,” Sanchez posted on Twitter. “This is a dream of mine coming up during the Pride days.”
Sanchez (23-5) recently made it known that he would move back to lightweight after a 2-2 run in the welterweight division. He was defeated by Jake Ellenberger earlier this year.
Gomi (34-8) is a former champion in Pride and has earned two straight victories. In his most recent fight, he defeated Mac Danzig via split decision.