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Melendez vs. Sanchez, Marquardt vs. Lombard Added to UFC 166

Written by Tom Ngo
July 4th, 2013

Strikeforce Gilbert Melendez

On this fine Fourth of July evening, the Ultimate Fighting Championship decided to announce a thrilling lightweight scrap between Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Diego Sanchez to UFC 166.

Melendez will be looking to score his first big league win after losing to reigning 155-pound UFC champion Benson Henderson in his debut. The former Strikeforce champ had rattled off seven straight wins before entering the Octagon.

Sanchez took a split decision victory over Takanori Gomi in March. “The Dream” has won three of his past four fights.

In addition, a welterweight shootout between Nate Marquardt and Hector Lombard was also added to the lineup.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez

Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)

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