UFC 74: Diego Sanchez vs. BJ Penn

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Sherdog.com is reporting, Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez will take on BJ Penn at UFC 74 on August 25 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The main event of UFC 74 is Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. Also fighting is Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck. Sanchez only loss came at the hands of Josh Koscheck at UFC 69 back in April. Sherdog is keeping their source anonymous, but Sherdog usually only post news if it’s from a creditable sources. UFC 74 is looking stacked itself with three fights that all could be headlining a UFC event.


  1. Judy Hansen

    July 4, 2007 at 3:44 am

    That's what I'm talkin' about!!! Things are lookin' up UFC. I think George deserves a little better, but we'll see. I'd like to see Diaz & Penn but hey, it's a start. Looks like a couple walk throughs for Penn & St. Pierre but we could see an upset & that's always fun! Right On, BRING IT!

  2. steve

    July 4, 2007 at 7:30 am

    yeah B.J. Penn is gonna kill Diego Sanchez. He has way better stand up and better ground game. Diego loses easily.

    Prediction- 2rd.4:34 Sub.(rear naked)

  3. eleet34

    July 4, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Sorry to disappoint, but BJ's team is saying that this fight is not happening on August 25th. I think it will happen, they didn't deny the possibility of facing Sanchez, but they said the date was too soon. When it does happen, it will be good for sure.

  4. Mike

    July 6, 2007 at 1:32 am


    Diaz and Penn? What are you talking about Diego tore through Nick the last time they fought….

  5. Jude

    July 6, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Tore thru him? Diego won, right. But kinda like Josh TORE thru Diego. I can't stand Diego with all his "holier than thou" attitude, zen bullshit, doper behind closed doors. Sorry , but I like a more "in your face" doper like Diaz. Diego is a great fighter & I like to watch him fight BUT I would just like to see BJ & Diaz fight , THAT'S ALL.

  6. Realwun

    July 6, 2007 at 3:32 am

    BJ and Diaz would be one of the best fights I could imagine right now.

    I've taken yoga classes and they do help and just like stupid superstitions, whatever dumb stuff Diego does, it seems to help him out. And a lot of my yoga instructors were hippy/rastas so smoking weed was also part of their life.

    Kos beat him with a good gameplan, but I was so disappointed in his hit and run techniques…he should have had more confidence that he is physically superior. I wanted to know who was better and that fight didn't answer any questions for me other than both of them have improved over the years.

  7. Jude

    July 6, 2007 at 7:07 am

    I'm sure we'll see a rematch of Sanchez & Kos & it should be a lot better next time around. It seems some fighters are so afraid to loose that they kinda hold back & that just makes 'em look bad. Like the way Forrest fought in his last bout, smart, but not the way we're use to seeing them fight. I was really dissapointed in Sanchez though, he was totally off his game. Kos had a plan & stuck to it. These guys are pretty young yet & you're right, they'll just keep getting better. It's no shame to loose, the shame is not doing what you came to do. Fight your heart out.

  8. Realwun

    July 6, 2007 at 8:02 am

    Well said Jude.

    If I was Kos I would have kept that same gameplan too because it was obvious Diego couldn't do much with it. Diego's strength is using his shoots to set up a dominant ground position, soften them up with some hands and elbows, look for an easy submission when they try to escape. Kos didn't let that happen.

    It wasn't a dynamic fight like Diego vs. Karo, but you're right we'll see that next time.

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