Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
Ok, if you haven’t seen this fight stop what you’re doing and go watch it now! I’ll wait. When two Mexican fighters like Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez get inside the Octagon to fight, all bets are off.
Both Melendez and Sanchez embody the stereotypical action fighter who is all heart and has a willingness to throw caution into the wind. Their fight at UFC 166 will go down as one of the most incredible fights in MMA history. Melendez would get his hand raised on this night, but if I can borrow a sports cliche, there was no loser on this night.
I’m often asked what fight I would tell someone to watch if they were just starting to get into the sport. My answer has been the same since 2013 – Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez.