Diego Sanchez's Blogs

  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson – Prelims Ruslan Magomedov vs. Josh Copeland; Luke Barnatt vs. Roger Narvaez; James Vick vs. Nick Hein; Yves Edwards vs. Akbarh Arreola. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Training Day
    Team Alpha Male

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Diego Sanchez vs.Gilbert Melendez

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 10: Team Melendez vs Team Pettis: Fighting for Themselves - Aisling Daly gets a surprise visit from Conor McGregor. The fighters visit Harley Davidson boot camp. Then, in the second quarterfinal, 5 ranked Aisling Daly takes on 4 ranked Jessica Penne with the winner advancing to the semi-final.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lewis; Ultimate Fighter 20; Lauzon Breakdown; Zingano - Derrick Lewis' improbable turnaround; Ultimate Fighter tryouts; Joe Lauzon's submission skills; Cat Zingano's fighting spirit.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - First bouts of some of the UFC's top fighters.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 1: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: For the Belt - Female fighters prepare to compete for the UFC's new 115-pound division title.

    6:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi - From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Aldo vs. Mendes - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck, Nam Phan vs Jim Hettes, and Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - First bouts of some of the UFC's top fighters.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Lewis; Ultimate Fighter 20; Lauzon Breakdown; Zingano - Derrick Lewis' improbable turnaround; Ultimate Fighter tryouts; Joe Lauzon's submission skills; Cat Zingano's fighting spirit.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC
    Examining the 20-year history of the UFC.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC
    Examining the 20-year history of the UFC.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Alliance
    KOTC championship mixed martial arts competition from the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Featuring Danielle Taylor vs. Jillian Lybarger in the main event. From May 26, 2014.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    International Fight Week - T.J. Dillashaw unlocks on the Warrior Code that made him a UFC Champion.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni Exciting finishes examined.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut Gilbert Melendez
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson From Winnipeg.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Europe Rising

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Urijah Faber
    The career resurgence of Urijah Farer.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 2: Embrace the War - Sixteen promising mixed martial artists move into The Ultimate Fighter house and join teams; one fighter receives bad news from home; two warriors face off.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 3: Old School vs. New School - Teams react after Cruz picks two top fighters to face off early; Cruz trains number one pick Justin Lawrence as Faber prepares Brazilian jiu-jitsu veteran Cristiano Marcello for their clash.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia


    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 4: All the Pressure - An injury in practice puts one fighter's future in doubt; Faber brings in a life coach to help the fighters be more positive; Al Iaquinta takes on Myles Jury of Team Cruz in the third preliminary fight.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night UFC: Swanson vs. Stephens: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke; Cezar Ferreira vs. Andrew Craig; Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias; Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto; Joe Ellenberger vs. James Moontasri. From San Antonio.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed Chris Weidman vs. Mark Munoz; Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub; Cub Swanson vs. Ross Pearson.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 The career resurgence of Urijah Faber.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles The remarkable rise of Chris Weidman.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 164: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis From Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Episode 12: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: The Big Show Last two semifinal battles for spots in the finals.

    3:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights Affliction: Day of Reckoning Former UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski fights former Pride heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman/Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira Mixed martial artists train for UFC 162.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown UFC 175: Chris Weidman and Alexis Davis prepare for title bouts.

    5:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights: Best of 2013 Fights from Legacy, Lion Fight, Resurrection and the MFC; features Holly Holm, Sergio Pettis, Leonard Garcia and Tiffany Van Soest.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: America's Pregame UFC 175 Weigh in: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida From Las Vegas.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    7:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus UFC President Dana White discusses the early days of UFC, boxing vs. MMA, and Fedor Emelianenko.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA EPISODE: 345 Reed Harris; Chuck Liddell; Guy Mezger.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Countdown: UFC 175 Countdown Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight Special Friday Edition Live from Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights Lion Fight 16 Kevin Ross fights Michael Thompson for the super lightweight title; Sindy Huyer fights Tiffany Van Soest; live from Las Vegas.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights Affliction: Day of Reckoning Former UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski fights former Pride heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.

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  • Podcast: 'Beatdown After the Bell' UFC Fight Night Albuquerque By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Luca Fury returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Saturday night for another edition of "Beatdown After The Bell."

    On this edition the guys recapped the UFC Fight Night card headlined by Benson Henderson facing Rustam Khabilov. The guys also discuss the Diego Sanchez-Ross Pearson decision as a possible front runner for "Robbery of the Year." Step up and get "Beatdown." Powered by FurysFightPicks.com

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    Click here to check out the podcast on iTunes.

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  • The Forum Threads: UFC Fight Night Albuquerque By: Jeff Sherwood

    Diego Sanchez walked away with a controversial decision. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    It was the decision panned ’round the world.

    Diego Sanchez eked out a controversial split verdict over “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 winner Ross Pearson in the UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Khabilov” co-main event on Saturday at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. The victory halted a two-fight losing streak for Sanchez, who has gone the distance in each of his last eight appearances.

    According to preliminary FightMetric figures, Pearson out-landed Sanchez in terms of total strikes and significant strikes in all three rounds. The Alliance MMA-trained Englishman also delivered the only takedown of the fight. Judge Marcos Rosales scored it 30-27 for Pearson, but judges Jeff Collins and Chris Tellez sided with Sanchez by 30-27 and 29-28 scores. The masses were in an uproar.

    UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Khabilov” spawned a number of threads on the Sherdog.net forums:

    PICTURE THIS

    NUMBERS GAME

    HATE COOLED

    NOT EXPECTED

    WHO’S ON DECK?

    MAGIC TRICKS

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 172: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Miller vs. Diaz
    Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz; Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson; Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks. From New Jersey.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Unleashed From Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho. From Feb. 13, 2014.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 172: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig; John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga.

    9:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    EPISODE: 9 Featuring the Nightmare Diego Sanchez squaring off with Jake Short in a battle that ends with a vicious KO plus much more.

    10:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Unrestricted From Northern Lights Casino Resort in Walker, Minn. Featuring Bantamweight match between Eli Finn vs. Jamie Bowar.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig; John Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Unleashed From Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho. From Feb. 13, 2014.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 172: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira.

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week By: Jeff Sherwood

    Diego Sanchez came up short at UFC 171. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Diego Sanchez went the excuse route.

    In wake of his unanimous decision loss to Alliance MMA’s Myles Jury at UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 winner took to Twitter to blame food poisoning on his performance. Jury peppered Sanchez, 32, with repeated right hands, withstood his punching bursts and mixed in tactical takedowns, sweeping the scorecards with 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 counts.

    According to Sanchez, a fight-day illness stemmed from a poor choice with a pre-fight meal. “I wasn’t my self last night I sustained Food poisoning from eating a beef tar tar with raw quail egg as a appetizer at dinner,” the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts veteran wrote on Twitter. Sanchez will carry a two-fight losing streak into his next appearance, though his struggles date back to a failed lightweight title bid against B.J. Penn in December 2009. He has posted a 3-4 record since.

    Items of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week:

    NIGHTMARE SCENARIO


    UP FOR DEBATE


    MAIN-EVENT DISCUSSIONS


    NECESSARY ROUGHNESS


    CHANGE NEEDED


    Reader comments are active below.

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