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Midnight Mania! Kevin Lee vs Diego Sanchez likely for March 11 in Eagle FC

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It’s not official, but it seems like Kevin Lee may have found a dance partner in Diego Sanchez for his Eagle FC debut.

“They spoke to me about Diego Sanchez, so I might go ahead and do that one… The first Ultimate Fighter is known for putting on great fights, he’s going to go out there swinging and you know you’ll get a great fight out of him,” Kevin Lee explained (via “He’s not afraid to fight anybody, it just makes a lot of sense, it makes sense for him, it makes sense for me. We’ll probably get that one done.”

Later, Lee posted that he’d signed a contract to compete next year, seemingly confirming the rumored Sanchez bout. The Instagram post has since been deleted, but Lee wrote “Christmas came early this year! Contract signed. I’m fighting the first ever Ultimate Fighter on March 11th in Miami #EagleFC“

Lee was released from UFC earlier this year following his loss to Daniel Rodriguez, ending his stint in the Octagon having lost three of his last four bouts. Prior to those struggles, however, Lee at one point won five in a row and challenged for the interim UFC Lightweight title.

Sanchez’s UFC career also ended in unfortunate fashion. Even ignoring the “creepy weirdo” coach who took advantage of him, Sanchez has lost more often than not in the last five years. Most recently, Sanchez suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jake Matthews at UFC 253.


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