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Diego sanchez vs john hathaway ufc 114


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Diego Sanchez's return to 170 pounds is official. The former "Ultimate Fighter" winner is set to return to action and the welterweight division against British fighter John Hathaway at UFC 114 in Las Vegas on May 29.


Sanchez announced the fight via his official Twitter page Tuesday evening.


He commented, "Finally got a opponent, John Hathaway. He's 12-0 tough kid from the UK. We will be fighting May 29 in Vegas. It's on!"


Following a loss to B.J. Penn at UFC 107 in December, Sanchez (21-3) commented several times that he was considering a move back to welterweight, where he was quite successful for most of his career.


In January, Sanchez said he wanted to face a tough opponent and that he was ready to move back to the 170-pound weight class. He went 7-2 in the UFC at welterweight before moving down to the lightweight division.


Hathaway (12-0) first made his presence known at UFC 93 when he knocked out Tom Egan with elbow strikes. Since that time, Hathaway has won two more with victories over Rick Story and Paul Taylor.


This will be the first time since coming to the UFC that Hathaway will be fighting in the United States after performing in Ireland, England, and Germany.


The bout between Sanchez and Hathaway will likely be featured on the televised portion of the pay-per-view broadcast. UFC 114 takes place in conjunction with the second ever UFC Fan Expo that same weekend

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