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Diego Sanchez-Joe Riggs UFC super fight announced

Joe RiggsDiego SanchezAccording to an announcement on his Web site, Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez (17-0) will fight fellow welterweight contender Joe "Diesel" Riggs (28-8) on December 13.

Even better, the showdown will be aired for free on SpikeTV.

This is perhaps the reason Riggs had to pull out of his recent fight with Tony DeSouza, which was scheduled for October 10.

Regardless, this pits two of the most highly ranked UFC welterweights against one another. And, the winner of this match will almost certainly be guaranteed to take on the winner of the Matt Hughes-Georges St. Pierre rematch and earn a shot at capturing the UFC welterweight crown.

This breaking news has yet to be confirmed or officially announced by the UFC. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.

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