Diego Sanchez meets Myles Jury at UFC 171 in Dallas


171 has received another stellar addition as

target="_blank">Ultimate Fighter season one winner Diego

Sanchez gets back in action against undefeated prospect Myles Jury

at the March 15 show in Dallas.

UFC officials

target="_blank">confirmed the new bout on Thursday.

Sanchez (24-6) has won numerous ‘Fight Of The Night’



target="_blank">but his last battle against Gilbert Melendez

may go down as one of the greatest of all-time. The two

lightweights slugged it out over the course of 15 minutes leaving

the crowd at UFC 166 in Houston on their feet and applauding the

fighters for their shared performance.

Still, the end result of the fight was a loss for Sanchez so he

will try to get back on track when he fights at UFC 171 against a

top up-and-coming prospect looking to make his name by beating an

established veteran.

Myles Jury (13-0) will get the biggest opportunity of his young

career taking on Sanchez in Dallas. Jury, who was just recently

awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has been one of the

most pleasant surprises from the past few seasons of The Ultimate


Jury actually appeared on the show twice — the first time ended

when he blew out his knee early in the season and had to exit —

but despite not winning The Ultimate Fighter Live, he’s come

storming out of the gates since then with three straight wins.

Now the undefeated fighter from California will look to add

Sanchez’s name to his growing resume as he tries to become a player

in the lightweight contender’s race in 2014.