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Joe Stevenson welcomes Diego Sanchez to the UFC lightweight
division on Saturday night when the two meet in the Octagon at the O2 Arena in
London. They are the main event for UFC 95.
Neither fighter had trouble making weight on Friday,
although Sanchez seemed ecstatic to make the 156-pound limit for their bout. It
marks the first time the inaugural Ultimate Fighter winner has cut down to 155
"(The) first 10 pounds came off easy, second 10 pounds
not as easy," Sanchez commented recently.
Also on the main card, Nate Marquardt faces Wilson Gouveia
and Chael Sonnen squares off with Demian Maia in two middleweight bouts that
will propel the winners into title contention. U.K. fighter Dan Hardy throws
down with former IFL fighter Rory Markham and top welterweight Josh Koscheck
introduces UFC newcomer Paulo Thiago to the Octagon.
None of the fighters on the UFC 95 fight card failed to make
weight. All 10 bouts will go on as scheduled.
Main Card Bouts:
-Diego Sanchez (156) vs. Joe Stevenson (155)
-Dan Hardy (170) vs. Rory Markham (170)
-Nathan Marquardt (185) vs. Wilson Gouveia (185)
-Chael Sonnen (185) vs. Demian Maia (184)
-Josh Koscheck (170) vs. Paulo Thiago (169)
-Brian Cobb (155) vs. Terry Etim (156)
-Junior dos Santos (239) vs. Stefan Struve (240)
-Neil Grove (263) vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz (235)
-Evan Dunham (154) vs. Per Eklund (155)
-Paul Kelly (169) vs. Troy Mandaloniz (168)