Pros react after Kevin Lee defeats Diego Sanchez at Eagle FC 46

By Chris Taylor - March 11, 2022

Tonight’s Eagle FC 46 event was headlined by a super lightweight bout between former UFC stars Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez.

Eagle FC 46, Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez

The former interim lightweight title challenger, Lee (19-7 MMA), was let go by Dana White and company back in 2021, this after suffering setbacks in four of his final five Octagon appearances. During that rough stretch the ‘MoTown Phenom’ suffered setbacks to Al Iaquinta, Rafael dos Anjos, Charles Oliveira and Daniel Rodriguez respectively.

Meanwhile, Diego Sanchez (30-14 MMA) had last competed at UFC 253 in September of 2020, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jake Matthews. The former UFC lightweight title challenger had gone 3-2 over his past five fights overall ahead of tonight’s affair.

Kevin Lee, Diego Sanchez

Tonight’s Eagle FC 46 main event proved to be a much more competitive fight than many fans and pundits were expecting. Diego Sanchez was able to hurt the lead leg of Kevin Lee in the opening round with a calf kick. He also was able to stagger the ‘MoTown Phenom’ with a flurry before the Detroit native turned to his wrestling. Lee would go on to smother Sanchez with his strong wrestling skills and even scored a knockdown in round three. After fifteen minutes of action, he was awarded the unanimous decision win

Official Eagle FC 46 Result: Kevin Lee def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Lee vs. Sancez’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Kevin Lee defeating Diego Sanchez:

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