Shortly after Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson made weight (full results here) for their co-main event Lightweight match later tonight (Sat., June 7, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 42, which takes place at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M., The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winners (from different seasons) took some time to preview their fan-friendly scrap.
Here's what they had to say ...
"I believe Ross is a warrior, a fighter based on all the fight tape I've seen. He comes forward, fights and that's the type of fight I like to be in - it makes for classic fights, it makes for good fights for the fans, the organization and company. That's what we're here to do, fight for the fans. I look at his style and it makes my style that much better."
"Diego is a future hall of famer, man. It's an honor to fight and compete against him. We want to take our careers to the next level, step out there and prove we're one of the best Lightweights in the world. I've come here for a fight and I know for a fact I'm getting a fight with Diego."
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 42 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" match online, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1 under card action at 8 p.m. ET and the the FOX Sports 1 main card at 10 p.m. ET.
See you then!