2013 best MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez – full 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 (currently 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!

 

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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

Melendez’s next fight: Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez

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Official video:

Alternative highlights video

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