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Diego Sanchez Receives His Black Belt in BJJ

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Diego Sanchez, winner of the very first season of The Ultimate Fighter, can add a new status to his resume. This past weekend, Sanchez received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Gracie Barra’s Roberto Alencar.

Sanchez’s next MMA fight will be against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166 on Oct. 19. Check out the fight card below.

UFC 166
Oct. 19, 2013
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas

Main Card on Pay-Per-View:
Cain Velasquez (12-1) vs. Junior dos Santos (16-2)
Daniel Cormier (12-0) vs. Roy Nelson (19-8)
Gilbert Melendez (21-3) vs. Diego Sanchez (24-5)
Gabriel Gonzaga (15-7) vs. Shawn Jordan (15-4)
John Dodson (15-6) vs. Darrell Montague (13-2)

Preliminary Card on Fox Sports 1: 
Tim Boetsch (16-6) vs. CB Dolloway (13-4)
Nate Marquardt (32-12-2) vs. Hector Lombard (32-4-1)
Sarah Kaufman (15-2) vs. Jessica Eye (10-1)
George Sotiropoulos (14-5) vs. KJ Noons (11-7)

Preliminary Card on Facebook:
TJ Waldburger (16-7) vs. Adlan Amagov (12-2-1)
Tony Ferguson (13-3) vs. Mike Rio (9-2)
Charles Oliveira (16-4-1) vs. Jeremy Larsen (8-4)
Dustin Pague (11-8) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (11-1)