Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White Added to UFC 228

The sole remaining contestant on roster from the first season of
“The Ultimate Fighter” has at least one fight left with the

Ultimate Fighting Championship
, as the promotion announced the
longtime UFC veteran Diego
Sanchez
will be fighting Craig White
in a welterweight bout at UFC 228 in Dallas on Sept. 8.

Sanchez (27-11) was one of the two winners of that inaugural season
of “TUF” and has gone on to fight 26 times for the promotion,
including a challenge for B.J. Penn’s
lightweight belt at UFC 107. However, “The Dream” has been brutally
knocked out in three of his last four fights, with a lone victory
against Marcin Held
back in 2016 punctuating losses to Joe Lauzon and
Al
Iaquinta
. He suffered another first-round knockout loss at the
elbows of Matt Brown in
his last fight.

White (14-8) made his UFC debut against perennial top-10
welterweight Neil Magny in
May, losing by first-round knockout. “The Thundercat” will seek his
first UFC victory while Sanchez finds himself in what is a likely
must-win fight if he harbors any aspirations of remaining with the
UFC.

Tyron
Woodley
will defend his UFC welterweight title against Darren Till
in the night’s main event. UFC 228 will also feature the return of
Yair
Rodriguez
, who takes on Zabit
Magomedsharipov
after a contract dispute with the promotion.



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