Sanchez vs. Pearson added to UFC Fight Night Albuquerque

Diego “The Dream” Sanchez

The UFC is making it’s first trip to the land of enchantment and it’s only fitting that on this historical card that the original Ultimate Fighter and home town favorite Diego Sanchez will be apart of this event getting the chance to compete at home for the first time since 2004.

In a Lightweight bout TUF 1 winner Diego “The Dream” Sanchez (24-7) takes on TUF 9 winner Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson (15-6-0-1 nc).

Sanchez a former Lightweight title challenger is 3-3 in his last 6 fights. “The Dream” will be looking to rebound from back to back decision losses to Gilbert Melendez and Myles Jury. Sanchez an intense , mentally strong, brawler has 15 wins by stoppage with 9 coming by submission.

Pearson since moving back to Lightweight from an experiment with Featherweight has TKO’s of George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture. Most recently Pearson battled Melvin Guillard in a bout due to a Guillard illegal knee ended as a no contest. “The Real Deal” is a heavy handed striker but has of 10 stoppage 5 by submission and 5 by knock out.

UFC Fight Night Albuquerque take place on June 7, at Tingley Coliseum; and is headlined by Benson Henderson against Rustam Khabilov.

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