UFC on ESPN+ 25: Diego Sanchez returns against Michel Pereira

'The Nightmare' will have the home field advantage

Fans in the American state of New Mexico are doing backflips now that the UFC confirmed on Wednesday that longtime welterweight Diego Sanchez (29-12-0) will return to the octagon against up-and-coming Brazilian Michel Pereira (23-10-0, 2 NC) at Rio Rancho’s UFC on ESPN+ 25 in February.

Sanchez, 37, will have the home field advantage as he looks to return to the win column. His last fight was a competitive decision loss to Michael Chiesa at UFC 239 in July, but he won two straight fights before that.

Meanwhile, Pereira, 26, is also for looking for a big win. He had a three fight win streak snapped in his last bout against Tristan Connelly at UFC on ESPN+ 15 last September.

UFC on ESPN+ 25 is UFC Rio Rancho takes place Saturday, Feb. 15 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

More bouts are expected to be announced.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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