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Old 06-09-2011, 04:29 AM
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Default UFC 135: Matt Hughes vs Diego Sanchez fight booked for Sept. 24 in Denver

Damn the "writing" on this article ticks me off!!!


http://www.mmamania.com/2011/6/8/221...for-sept-24-in


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We knew it was happening. Now we know when.

Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes will return to the Octagon to face the original "Ultimate Fighter," Diego Sanchez, at UFC 135 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2011.

"The Dream" announced the official date and location via his personal Twitter account earlier this afternoon.

After Thiago Alves booted him from the 170-pound title hunt back in 2008, Hughes (45-8) managed to string together three consecutive wins before B.J. Penn pasted him at the 21-second mark of their rubber match at the UFC 123: "Rampage vs. Machida" event last November.

Hughes, who turns 38 in October, has been enjoying some downtime after a busy 2010 fight campaign that saw the flinty farmboy compile a 2-1 record with wins over Renzo Gracie (UFC 112) and Ricardo Almeida (UFC 117) before the aforementioned drubbing in his Hawaiian trilogy.

Can a bout against Sanchez push him back over the hump? Or just over the hill?

Sanchez looked like every fighter's worst "Nightmare" after getting busted open by Martin Kampmann in their UFC on Versus 3 main event just last month. He won a controversial decision over "The Hitman" to secure his second straight win as a welterweight after returning to the division in a losing effort against John Hathaway at UFC 114: "Rampage vs. Evans" nearly one year ago.

Does a win for the Albuquerque product bump him further up the 170-pound ladder? Or is this a novelty match that does little for either fighter's career?

UFC 135, while unofficial, is rumored for Sept. 24 in Denver, Colorado. The main event is expected to feature Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Quinton Jackson.

No other bouts are rumored for the card but expect that all to change real soon.
I guess it doesn't matter who came in at weight.. and who came in WAY over...

"managed"???
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:31 AM
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I saw this .. on another site.. and I "almost agree with it... with one exception...


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Ok first off

I love Diego. I love him like a son. I would build him a house in my backyard. I would rock him to sleep at night.

But the guy has no shot. Heís landed no takedowns since 2005.

Second, Hughes has only been defeated by:

The most unbeatable welterweight since himself.
Alves when he didnít suck.
A lucky BJ Penn punch.

I like my chances in the bet.
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I'm always confused how a hulk fatty of an Alves even gets mentioned; that wasn't remotely close to a welterweight fight. Matt took that fight on how many days notice and still made weight easily? What a joke...
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I'm always confused how a hulk fatty of an Alves even gets mentioned; that wasn't remotely close to a welterweight fight. Matt took that fight on how many days notice and still made weight easily? What a joke...
Exactly.

I don't like reading disrespectful articles about Matt.
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I'm always confused how a hulk fatty of an Alves even gets mentioned; that wasn't remotely close to a welterweight fight. Matt took that fight on how many days notice and still made weight easily? What a joke...
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Exactly.

I don't like reading disrespectful articles about Matt.
Agreed. I rarely post articles having to do with Matt from MMAMania. For some reason, they absolutely hate him over there. I always go with MMAFigting.com if I can (most professional MMA site out there IMO).
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the only question is who all is going and what hotel are all the fighters staying at? Need some help matt
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This is going to be an Awesome Fight!!

I don't want Matt to stand with Diego though.
IMO he needs to go for the takedown ASAP and Crucify Diego or it can be a long night for Matt.
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A win for Matt on my birthday (22nd actually)!!! Can't ask for anything more.
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I rarely post articles having to do with Matt from MMAMania. For some reason, they absolutely hate him over there. I always go with MMAFigting.com if I can (most professional MMA site out there IMO).
Thanks, Ben, that's good to know. I'm avoiding MMAMania in the future.
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I'll be there to watch him put The Dream to sleep!
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