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

Written by Tom Ngo
July 4th, 2013
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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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