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UFC 200 Fight Preview: Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon



Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon, they’re two of the longest tenured and most violent lightweights in UFC history and they’ve got a fight on Saturday night at a little event called UFC 200.

It’s a fight that could headline any given UFC Fight Night card and yet it’s  headlining the Fight Pass portion of what is being touted as the greatest card in company history. While it’d be nearly impossible for Lauzon and Sanchez to steal the show on this particular night, you can expect them to put on a show that fans will be talking about for a long time. And when it comes to UFC 200, if we’re talking about a Fight Pass bout on Sunday morning that’s a win in itself for both men.

Joe Lauzon
UFC Record: 12-8
MMA Record: 25-11

Noteable Wins:
Takanori Gomi (TKO, punches – 7.5.15)
Melvin Guillard (Sub, RNC – 10.8.11)
Jens Pulver (KO, punches – 9.23.06)

Also of Note:
All-Time Submission of the Night leader (6)
6-time Fight of the Night winner

Diego Sanchez
UFC Record: 15-8
MMA Record: 26-8

Noteable Wins:
Jim Miller (UD – 3.5.16)
Clay Guida (SD – 6.20.09)
Nick Diaz (UD – 11.5.05)

Also of Note:
TUF 1 Middleweight Tournament Winner
7-time Fight of the Night Winner

If either of these men decide to go off the script and fight a “smart fight” then they could easily take a decision victory in order to ensure a win bonus. Simply put, that’s just not the type of bonus either of these men have ever fought for during their respective careers. With 13-fight of the night bonuses between them – do not expect either man to settle for anything other than pure ultraviolence for as long as the fight goes.

If you don’t have UFC Fight Pass, right now would be the time to sign up. You miss this fight then you risk asking yourself the following question: “What’s with the Crimson Canvas and yellow crime scene tape?” during the remainder of the card.

I’m fully expecting a bloodbath for the ages between Sanchez and Lauzon with the winner being decided on the scorecards. Sanchez gets the official W but both men win our hearts and are compensated handsomely on this special night for the sport we all love.

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