Diego Sanchez Expected to Face Matt Hughes at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 in Denver

Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann at UFC on Versus 3

Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann at UFC on Versus 3

Diego Sanchez has confirmed his appearance on the upcoming UFC 135 card set for Denver on Sept. 24. He will face UFC legend Matt Hughes.


While the UFC has yet to officially announce UFC 135, the fight card now apparently has it’s first fight confirmed.

Diego Sanchez took to Twitter on Wednesday and announced that he would be fighting on the card.

“Fighting in Denver Sept 24,” Sanchez wrote. “Mark your calendars.”

Sanchez will face former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes in a bout expected for the main card on the September show.

The card is currently rumored to take place at the Pepsi Center. This will be the first visit for the UFC to Colorado since UFC on Versus 1 took place in Broomfield in March 2010

Sanchez will return to action after a close decision win over Martin Kampmann at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Ky., in March. It was the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner’s third fight back at welterweight after making a run for the lightweight title in 2009.

Hughes will try to bounce back from a first-round loss to B.J. Penn in a fight they had at UFC 123 in Detroit in November 2010. Prior to that loss, Hughes had won three fights in a row including victories over Renzo Gracie and Ricardo Almeida.

More fights are expected to be confirmed for the UFC 135 card in the coming weeks.