UFC 82: Diego Sanchez vs. David Bielkheden

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Updated: January 23, 2008

the Scandinavian Lion

Diego Sanchez will step into the cage to face UFC newcomer David “the Scandinavian Lion” Bielkheden at UFC 82 March 1 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Sanchez was originally scheduled to fight Roan Carneiro, but told MMAweekly that Carneiro backed out of the fight due to illness.

Swedish born fighter David Bielkheden, is a top ranked fighter in Europe and has competed in PRIDE, Shoto, Cage Rage and CWFC.

David Bielkheden Highlight Video:

8 Comments

  1. roy

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 am

    he looks pretty tough,maybe he will beat diegos ass and he will move down to 155 where he is better off.

  2. Patrick89

    January 23, 2008 at 4:20 am

    Strongass ground and pound, but he has submissions also. He's 12-5 and he has never been stopped in a fight, this should be pretty good.

  3. tom

    January 23, 2008 at 5:04 am

    hell yeah this fight is good and fuck diego always fights haed fucking ppl and i hope he gets a win

  4. BRANDON

    January 23, 2008 at 6:14 am

    don't know anything about this guy…if he wins Diego will drop to 155 and if he loses then i think its a impressive win for Diego from what i've researched about Bielkheden

  5. derek

    January 23, 2008 at 6:18 am

    david who?????? diego better win this fight. now that ali somona is out of the picture, diego can now deal with his real demons.

  6. Morey

    January 23, 2008 at 7:12 am

    This guy looks tough. Thanks for the vid because I didn't know who this guy was. He looks agressive like Diego and probably stronger so I'm looking foward to this one already.

  7. JOE

    January 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    He does look strong and aggressive, but the level of competition he's facing also plays a factor in that. I don't think he'd look as tough while fighting Fitch, koscheck, or Parisyan. I don't think this will be a GREAT fight. I think Diego is going to walk away with this fight.

  8. dane drebin

    January 25, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    a large healthy diego wins this fight in round one

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