2013 best MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez – fight Video UFC 166

2013 best MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez – fight Video UFC 166

4_stars_mma_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 2013-10-19, the final part of the fight between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez was simply astonishing: brutal exchanges, blood, nonstop pace and big heart, so it could be a perfect candidate for Mma Fight of the Year 2013 but unfortunately the first part was “only” a very good one and not epic. For this reason Melendez vs Sanchez (UFC Fight of the Night) gets four stars and not five, but we would like to see a rematch since it was also a very close bout. Gilbert Melendez (21-3-0, 57% finishing rate) entered as the No.3 lightweight in the world while Diego Sanchez (24-5-0, 63% finishing rate) entered as the No.10 (actually the #1 in this weight division is Anthony Pettis). Melendez vs Sanchez is on the undercard of Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos 3 – UFC 166. Watch the video!



Event: UFC 166: Velasquez vs dos Santos 3

Date: 2013-10-19

Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Gilbert Melendez def. Diego Sanchez (unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28)


UFC 166 fight card (main fights):
Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos 3
Daniel Cormier vs Roy Nelson
Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez
Gabriel Gonzaga vs Shawn Jordan
John Dodson vs Darrell Montague
Hector Lombard vs Nate Marquardt preliminary

Melendez’s previous fight: Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez

Sanchez’s previous fight: Diego Sanchez vs Takanori Gomi

Sanchez’s next fight: Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury

We are sorry, but since we have been contacted by “UFC – Zuffa”, we post only video highlights of the fight (as soon as we find it). If you have seen the full fight video you can rate it. THANKS!


Alternative highlights video

(Official highlights video hosted on Facebook)

  • pic44

    great 3rd round. 1st 2 were ok

  • danielsan23
  • Petrus

    It was totally wonderful fight! I’ll mention it for years!!! Respect for them both!

  • beef slurpy

    hey, theres a tiny bit of open space on your site not covered with pop-ups, maybe you could cover it with a huge survey

  • samir

    diego was win for me

  • samir

    f*ck juge of mma then b*tch diego is the best