Diego Sanchez Staying At 170-Pounds; Faces Paulo Thiago At UFC 121

LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Diego Sanchez weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter John Hathaway at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

After dropping his return to the welterweight division to John Hathaway at UFC 114, many speculated that former lightweight title contender Diego Sanchez would return to 155.

Sanchez must have other plans as he will stay at 170-pounds and face welterweight Paulo Thiago at UFC 121. UFC 121 is expected to be held October 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. He has also moved back to New Mexico and now trains at Albuquerque Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts, which is not affiliated with Greg Jackson.

Both fighters are coming off of losses. Sanchez has suffered back-to-back losses to BJ Penn and John Hathaway, while Thiago was recently on the wrong end of a unanimous decision dropping the bout to Martin Kampmann.

Tags: BJ Penn Diego Sanchez John Hathaway Lightweight Martin Kampmann Paulo Thiago UFC UFC 121 Welterweight

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