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.