Diego Sanchez

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking to book Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez for UFC 239 on July 6.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani was the first to break the news via a tweet. He points out the fight is not a done deal yet. However, it is the direction the promotion wants to go.

Chiesa made a successful welterweight debut at UFC 232 when he submitted Carlos Condit in the second round. He will try to stay unbeaten at 170 pounds.

As for Sanchez. The veteran finds himself on a two-fight winning streak after dropping a couple of fights. A win over Chiesa would be a feather in the HOF cap of Sanchez.

UFC 239 takes place July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos in the evening’s main event.

Mike Straus @AKAstraus21 is a credentialed MMA journalist and a member of the MMAJA. He has been a fan of the sport since its inception and has been covering the sport professionally for three years. In the past, he has produced content for Fansided's Cagepages, mma-media.com, and Combatpress.com. He currently contributes for MyMMANews.com, he is a staff writer for Cagesidepress.com, and LowKickMMA.com. He most recently began writing for BJPenn.com.