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UFC 82: Diego Sanchez vs. Roan Carneiro

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Update: This fight will not happen. Sanchez is now booked to fight David Bielkheden.

Diego Sanchez (17-2) is set to return to action against against Roan Carneiro (12-6) at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion" on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, according to recent MySpace bulletin from the "Nightmare."

Here's the snip:

"It was announced today that Diego Sanchez will take on Roan Carneiro at UFC 82 Saturday, March 1 Columbus, OH on Pay Per View! It's officially on! Diego is ready to get down to it!"

Sanchez is on a two-fight losing skid, dropping back-to-back bouts to American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) training partners, Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Those were the first two defeats of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career and he was contemplating moving down to fight at lightweight.

However, Sanchez recently decided against that and will now look to get back on track against "Jucao" at 170 pounds.

Carneiro has two wins in three tries inside the Octagon. He has also went up against and lost to Fitch. His last time out at UFC 79: "Nemesis" he handled the veteran Tony DeSouza, earning a technical knockout via strikes in round two.

UFC 82 features a handful of sweet match ups, including the monster showdown between UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva, and the last man to hold the Pride FC welterweight title, Dan Henderson.

For the most recent UFC 82 fight card click here.

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