Diego Sanchez Meets Takanori Gomi at UFC: on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

 

UFC fighter Diego Sanchez (23-5) has announced via his twitter that he is fighting Takanori Gomi (34-8, 1 NC) in Japan. The fight will likely take place at the UFC’s March card that is slated for Japan after a successful venture their last February.

Here is Sanchez’s tweet announcing the fight:

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This is Sanchez’s return to the lightweight division after a stint at welterweight that ended with a loss to Jake Ellenberger back in February. Sanchez will be looking to make a dominate title run as he once rose the ranks to challenge then champion, B.J. Penn for the 155-pound strap.

For Gomi, he is coming off of an exciting win over Mac Danzig at UFC on FUEL TV: Macao where he won ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.

This fight will accompany a fight between Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva at an unannounced weight class. With the announcements of these two fights today, this card will surely be one worth watching.

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The other two fights on the card include:

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve

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