UFC Adds Another Fight To Stacked Card
UFC 239 is going to be stack. The already great card may be getting one more, in the form of Diego Sanchez vs Michael Chiesa.
As first reported by Ariel Helwani, via Twitter, the UFC is looking to book the match for July 6th.
UFC wants to book Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez for UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas, according to sources. The fight isn’t 100% set or signed yet but that’s the direction they want to go in.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 5, 2019
According to the Tweet, the fight between Michael Chiesa is not signed yet, however the UFC is looking to make it happen.
This would be different than the direction Diego Sanchez said he wanted to go in. Sanchez previously said he was looking for a bout with Demian Maia. This was following Sanchez’s complete beat down of Mickey Gall at UFC 235 in March. That win put Sanchez on a two fight winning streak.
Michael Chiesa on the other hand, is coming off a victory over Carlos Condit, back in December. That fight snapped a two fight losing streak that Chiesa had been on. Chiesa has also been busy in the court room. He is suing Conor McGregor, over the bus incident from last year.
This is a big opportunity for both men, as they are in need of a win. Sanchez is the only remaining UFC fighter from the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He has been in a lot of wars, and is looking to continue his age-defying streak. Chiesa won his last bout, yet had some struggles prior to that. He is looking to put together a streak, and reestablish himself as an elite Lightweight.
UFC 239 is headlined by two massive title fight; Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos, and Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm. It is ridiculously stacked from top to bottom. This fight is just a cherry on top.