Round 1: Sanchez quickly moves across the cage. He lands a front leg side kick to the thigh of Jury. Sanchez misses with a spinning back kick and Jury lands a right hand that stuns Sanchez. Sanchez urges Jury to come forward. Jury is moving laterally and establishing his jab. Sanches moves forward. He lands a right hand and initiates the clinch. Sanchez presses Jury against the cage. They exchange knees to the body. Jury circles free and lands his jab. Sanchez lands a kick to the body. Sanchez presses forward and Jury circles away. Sanchez lands a right hand on the inside. Jury lands a stiff jab. Jury lands a right hand as Sanchez rushed in. Jury lands a head kick and Sanchez walks through it. Jury lands a right hand. Sanchez moves forward and Jury ducks under and takes him down. Sanchez isolates a leg. Jury gets it free. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Jury.
Round 2: (technical difficulties) Sanchez moved forward and Jury out landed him. Jury secured a late takedown winning the round on MMAWeekly’s scorecard.
Round 3: Jury comes out and takes the center of the cage. Sanchez has a low stance. Sanchez rushes forward and lands a combination. Jury delivers a kick to the body. Sanchez continues to move forward. He lands a kick to the body. Jury working his jab. Sanchez bites down on his mouthpiece and rushes in. Jury circles away. Jury changes levels and takes Sanchez down. Sanchez is active on the bottom. Jury postures up and lands a right hand. Sanchez gets to his feet in the closing seconds. He applies a guillotine choke and pulled guard at the bell. MMAWeekly scored the round 10-9 for Jury.
The judges scored the fight for Jury by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
“Obviously I didn’t want to stand in the pocket too long and trade because that’s Diego’s strength, he’s known for it. I wasn’t afraid of his punches at all. I just wanted to fight smart. My coaches tell me I’m the best in the world all the time but I expect that from them. I know I can beat anyone but with each win over better and better guys I start to believe in myself more and more. I’m young and I’m better each time I step into that Octagon. I’m ready for whatever the UFC has next.”
“It really was just an off night. I don’t want to make any excuses because I’m not that guy. I must’ve eaten something bad because I got really sick late yesterday. It really hurt my rehydration process and I couldn’t keep fluids down. Jury fought a great fight but I know I could’ve given a better showing for the fans and myself. Hats off to him.”